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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Trumbull EMS Offering Safe Sitter Babysitting Course on September 26, 2021

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Trumbull EMS is proud to offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens, grades 6-8, offered on Sunday September 25th, 2021 from 9am to 3pm.

Registration deadline for our first class is 09/20/2021.

More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. 

The cost of the course is $100.

Email ems@trumbull-ct.gov or call 203 452 5146 for more information and/or to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter. Students will need to bring a nut free lunch with them.

More than 600,000 graduates have completed Safe Sitter® at over 900 Teaching Sites across the country. Graduates learn how to prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Injuries are the leading cause of death in children up to age 5. Safe Sitter® aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen caretakers. The program follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills and instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

The nationally-recognized program was developed by pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what to do. Students who complete a Safe Sitter® course gain confidence and learn how, why, and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught infant and child choking rescue [and CPR. Insert if teaching Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR or Safe Sitter® Expanded]. They also learn how a child’s age affects the care they receive, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business, and issues in online and cellphone safety. Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card that demonstrates they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter. 

For more information about our upcoming class dates, Trumbull EMS at ems@trumbull-ct.gov  or call us on 203-452 5146. Register online at https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/FormCenter/EMS-7/Safe-Sitter-Babysitting-Course-Applicati-66

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