Our Programs

Car seat checks

We offer car seat check up clinic events to give you one-on-one attention and are open to all Anoka County residents, sometimes the schedule doesn't work out. Some of our coalition members offer appointments! Please call or email ahead of time (one week in advance is recommended)to your city of residence for an appointment.

Dates and times vary at each agency, and availability is not guaranteed. You need to be a resident in the city you contact.

Bike Helmet Safety

Bike related crashes kill 900 people every year and send about 567,000 to hospital emergency rooms with injuries. Wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85%.

Safe Kids Anoka County wants to make sure your family has bike helmets. In the spring, we travel around the county distributing and properly fitting bike helmets.

At each clinic we have new Bell® bike helmets available to purchase for $10 for both children and adults. If you already own a helmet, we can check to make sure that it fits properly.

We encourage parents to join us and set a great example for their kids.

Pool and Water Safety

We live the in the land of 10,000 lakes and even more pools. Sadly an estimated 1,000 children fatally drown each year in the U.S., most between May and August. In addition, more than 7,000 children are taken to the Emergency room each year due to drowning scares.

We're working with agencies to deliver a robust water safety program to help keep all children safe in and around water.

Medication Safety tips

Keep medicine up and away, out of children’s reach and sight, even medicine you take every day.

Consider places where kids get into medicine. Consider high shelves or locked storage containers to keep children from getting into them.

Remember products you may not think about as medicine, like vitamins, eye drops and diaper rash creams can be very harmful to children.

Choose child-resistant packaging whenever possible.

*The Anoka County sheriff's office has a "Medication Take-Back Box" in their lobby. They will safely and properly discard and expired or unwanted medication free of charge.

Children Safety Camps

Every summer, kids have an opportunity to attend a safety camp. Currently the Anoka County Sheriff's Office and the cities of Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Coon Rapids, Fridley, and Ramsey hold safety camps for their residents.

This is a wonderful experience for your children to work with fire, police and EMS personnel to learn about every day safety in a variety of subject areas.

Typical topics can include:

  • Brian injury prevention including bike helmets

  • Water safety

  • Poison prevention

  • Electrical hazards

  • Personal safety/self defense

  • Animal safety

  • Fire prevention/safety

  • First aid basics

  • Bullying prevention

  • Internet safety