Safety topics at Veterans Memorial Hospital Safety Day June 7 will benefit all area children

VMH to host Safety Day Camp June 7 ... This year’s Safety Camp will encompass a wide range of safety topics that are educational for all children. The camp will be held Wednesday, June 7, at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds. A small fee per child includes lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at Allamakee County Extension or online at Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) will be hosting their bi-annual Safety Day Camp for children ages 6 to 14 Wednesday, June 7, at the Allamakee Fairgrounds from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that addresses every child’s life.

Each year, many children are killed or injured on America’s farms and at home. This summer, safety day camps, such as the one being hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital, are being held to teach children how to prevent injuries and reduce the risk of accidents. During the camps, children participate in interactive activities that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends.

Individual topics covered at this year’s safety camp will include the following:
• ATV and Motorcycle Safety
• Farm Equipment Safety
• Electrical Safety
• Lawnmower/Weed Eater/Chainsaws and Pinch Point Safety
• Fire Safety
• Grain Bin Safety
• Internet Safety
• Fire Arm Safety
• First Aid, Allergies and Stop the Bleed Training
• Safe at Home and Babysitting Skills
• Drone Safety
• Snake Awareness

There will also be large group demonstrations showing power take-off entanglement and heavy gates or a tractor dual falling on an object.  Plus, it is hoped there will be an actual helicopter fly-in if conditions permit.

Parents can register their children to participate in the camp by picking up a registration form at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital or from the Allamakee County Extension Office.  Or you may register for the camp online at by clicking the link under the events tab. Only the first 150 applications will be accepted. A small registration fee for the event covers lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp T-shirt.  For questions, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.