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Bicycle Helmet Safety

Every year Calgary paramedics respond to traumatic emergencies where helmets have prevented a serious injury or saved a life.

Bicycle crashes are the leading cause of brain injury in school aged children. The majority of bicycle injuries do not involve motor vehicles. Most often injuries occur when a cyclist suffers a fall, strikes a stationary object like a pole, or collides with a pedestrian or another cyclist. Unfortunately there are still a significant number of people that do not wear helmets, however it is Alberta law that anyone under 18 years of age must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. It is also highly advisable to wear a CSA approved helmet when using a skateboard, in-line skates, or a scooter.

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Burns and Scalds 101

Burns vs. Scalds - What you need to know.

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Sledding Safety

The City of Calgary Emergency Medical Services would like to remind everyone most sledding injuries are preventable.

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Backpack Tip Sheet: What Every Parent and Kid Should Know

Family Meeting Alert! Before the school year begins, parents and kids should spend a few minutes together and review backpack guidelines to maximize safety, comfort and proper use:

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