Learn bike safety in Risk Watch program

Douglas County Parks & Recreation and the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts will offer a the Risk Watch safety program during Adventure Camp. Risk Watch is an injury prevention program designed to help children and families create safer homes and communities by teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to make positive choices about their personal safety.

The Risk Watch safety triad includes knowledge, activity and commitment with each component working together to provide campers with the ability to apply Risk Watch in everyday experiences. Each week at Adventure Camp, campers learn to avoid preventable injuries in a fun and safe program. Safety topic include, water safety fire and burn protection, choking, suffocation, and strangulation prevention, poisoning prevention, falls prevention, firearms injury prevention, motor vehicle safety and the bike rodeo.

Camp is held at Gardnerville and Jacks Valley elementary schools, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $20 per day.

For educators who would like to incorporate the Risk Watch program into school curricula, call the East Fork Fire Fire & Paramedics Districts at 783-6415.

For more information about the Adventure Program call the recreation department at 782-9828.


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