Safe Kids and Union Pacific Collaborating to Focus on Rail Safety And Security

I am thrilled to introduce an amazing brand-new collaboration with Union Pacific.Safe Kids Worldwide as well as Union Pacific share a dedication to making areas more secure for youngsters as well as families and for the following 3 years we will be interacting to focus on rail safety.Between 2012 as well as 2016, there were approximately almost 2,100 accidents at train crossings each year, causing an average of 244 fatalities as well as 930 casualties– and more than 20 percent of casualties and also fatalities were children.As much of you understand, we have serviced this important concern in the past and it’s excellent that we can reenerginze our initiatives with

Union Pacific. With each other, we will certainly produce an evidence-based academic rail safety and security program paired with a recognition project geared in the direction of moms and dads, caregivers and kids. The program will utilize nationwide and also regional partnerships to inform and also bring awareness to secure pedestrian behavior in and around rails with the best objective of decreasing rail-related injuries and also deaths.My Safe Youngsters colleauges and also I lately had the chance to take a trip to Omaha to meet with team member from Union Pacific and learn about their historical dedication to security. It was clear from the very beginning of the conference that safety is as crucial to them as it is to us. We had a possibility to get in touch with reps from their security group as well as hear directly from them concerning exactly how to make this program a success. Their interest regarding their work is infectious, and we can not wait to tap their expertise.Union Pacific’s dedication to the areas they serve can be seen through their new Area Ties Granting Program as well as I’m happy that Safe Children is the nationwide safety and security partner. You can find out more concerning the Community Ties Providing Program in Union Pacific’s news release.

I know I speak for every person at Safe Kids when I state I am so excited to begin this vital journey with such a fantastic, passionate partner.Statistics gotten from the Federal Railway Management Workplace of Safety Evaluation.

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