Breckenridge Medical Center health fair set for Sept. 12
The Breckenridge Medical Center is sponsoring its eighth annual Health and Safety Fair Sunday, Sept. 12, rain or shine.The Family Health and Safety Fair will be on the plaza at the Village of Breckenridge from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.A large part of the fair will feature the Safety-Saur-Us vehicle, which is a converted ambulance in the form of a dinosaur.Safety-Saur-Us has safety stations educating children on recognizing street signs, preventing falls, how helmets work and other safety features.The resembles entering the human body with a larger-than-life moving and beating heart, brains, vertebral spine and lungs. Also, the Central Mountains Safe Kids will provide car seat inspections with an emphasis on educating parents about the new law requiring booster seats for children under 6 years of age but less than 55 inches tall. Children will get to meet doctors, a dentist and emergency medical service personnel in a nonthreatening environment.The Red, White and Blue Fire Department will teach children about fire safety. The Summit County Ambulance staff will provide tours of the ambulance.The Breckenridge Police will provide child fingerprinting and identification. Children can listen to their heartbeat, have their blood pressure taken, and see what their bones look like on X-ray. A dentist will show children how to properly care for their teeth. Summit County Dispatch will have the 911-call simulator so children can practice calling 911 in the case of an emergency.The Breckenridge Ski Patrol will review skier and snowboard safety.Dr. Jason Folk will be providing free orthopedic screenings from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Howard Head Sports Medicine staff will be providing tips on sports conditioning and injury prevention.All children will get free goody bags, bike helmets and many other giveaways. For information, please call (970) 453-1010.
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