Safe Kids Wood & Clark County

The Safe Kids Wood & Clark County coalition formed in 2006 and expand into Clark county in 2021. The coalition is led by Marshfield Medical Center.

The coalition focuses on:

  • Child passenger safety
    • Monthly car seat checks in Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids
    • Education/booth at Child Developmental Day and health fairs
    • Car seat rental program
    • Never Leave Your Child Alone hyperthermia yard signs
  • Fire/burn
    • Fired up for Safety event in October in Marshfield
    • Safety City Wisconsin Rapids and Safety City in Marshfield both work on fire safety
  • Home safety
    • Both Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids Safety City work on home safety to include poisoning, personal safety (knowing how to call 911, knowing your phone number, address etc)
    • We also plan to have the medicine and other potentially hazardous items along with their look alikes at the Fair this summer
    • Cribs for kids program (provides pack and plays to needy families and also education on safe sleep. They also receive fitted crib sheets and wearable blanket
  • Pedestrian / wheel safety
    • Bike/helmet safety is addressed at both Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids Safety City
    • Education booth at Children’s festivals in Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield
    • Bike helmet fitting and sales at a reduced rate at elementary schools in Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield. This is going to be expanded to Middle Schools
    • Educational booths at child developmental days
    • Health fairs
    • Caught Being Safe both in Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield
  • Water Safety
    • Addressed at both the Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids Safety City
    • Life jacket loaner boards in Wisconsin Rapids

We are very proud to have the following  list of coalition partners.

For more information about Safe Kids Wood County or resources specific to Wood County, please contact Liz Kracht or call 715-387-9675