Risk Watch Injury Prevention

Risk Watch is the first comprehensive injury prevention program available for use in schools. Developed by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) with co-funding from the Lowe's Home Safety Council and in collaboration with a panel of respected safety and injury prevention experts, Risk Watch gives children and their families the skills and knowledge they need to create safer homes and communities.

Risk Watch is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. The curriculum is divided into age-appropriate teaching modules, each of which addresses the following topics:

  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Fire and Burn Prevention
  • Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation Prevention
  • Poisoning Prevention
  • Falls Prevention
  • Firearms Injury Prevention
  • Bike and Pedestrian Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Natural Disaster Safety

During the school year, Risk Watch experts will visit elementary schools to present important information to students on injury prevention.  In general, students will have two to three presentations per school year.  Each topic is covered twice over the elementary years.  See below for a general schedule of presentations and Risk Watch Expert partners.  Individual schools may be contacted for specific dates of presentations.

Kindergarten

Poisoning Prevention (Carle)  - Individual classroom presentations in the fall.

Fire & Burn Prevention (Champaign Fire Department & Savory Fire Department) - Individual classroom presentations in the fall.

First

Fall Prevention & Choking, Suffocation, & Strangulation Prevention (Carle) - Grade level assembly in the winter.

Firearms Injury Prevention & Motor Vehicle Safety (Champaign Police Department & Champaign County Sherriff's Office) - Grade level assembly in late fall.

Second

Water Safety (Champaign Park District) - Grade level assembly in the spring.

Bike & Pedestrian Safety (Champaign Police Department & Champaign County Sherriff's Office) - Grade level assembly in the fall.

Natural Disaster Safety (American Red Cross) - Individual classroom presentations in the winter and spring.

Third

Fall Prevention & Choking, Suffocation, & Strangulation Prevention (Carle) - Grade level assembly in the winter.

Firearms Injury Prevention & Motor Vehicle Safety (Champaign Police Department & Champaign County Sherriff's Office) - Grade level assembly in the spring.

Fourth

Fire & Burn Prevention (Champaign Fire Department & Savory Fire Department) - Individual classroom presentations in the spring.

Water Safety (Champaign Park District) - Grade level assembly in the spring.

Bike & Pedestrian Safety (Champaign Police Department & Champaign County Sherriff's Office) - Grade level assembly in the spring.

Fifth

Poisoning Prevention (Carle)  - Individual classroom presentations in the spring.

Natural Disaster Safety (American Red Cross) - Individual classroom presentations in the winter and spring.

Useful Resources

General Safety Links

The links below provide information on each of the Risk Watch Presentations.

Motor Vehicle Safety

Fire and Burn Prevention

Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation Prevention

Poisoning Prevention

Falls Prevention

Firearms Injury Prevention

Bike and Pedestrian Safety

Water Safety

Natural Disaster Safety

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