Safe Kids Nebraska

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What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​Safe Kids Nebraska works to make communities safer for children. Safe Kids Nebraska provides support to the local Safe Kids coalitions to promote safety through education and awareness campaigns, community programming, distribution of safety devices and local events/celebrations. Safe Kids Worldwide offers a large library of safety tips targeted to different injury prevention areas and age groups.

Safe Kids programs in Nebraska address the following causes of unintentional injury:

  • Motor vehicle occupant
  • Bicycle and other wheeled sports
  • Fire/burn
  • Home safety
  • Falls
  • Sports safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning/submersion
  • Safe sleep
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What would you like to do?

Safe Kids Nebraska Car Seat Training

Completing this training meets DHHS car seat/child passenger safety training contract requirements associated with foster care and other entities who transport children on behalf of DHHS.

    Safe Kids Nebraska Childcare Transportation Training Lead Trainers List

    To schedule a training, contact a lead trainer from the list, organized by county. Each trainer sets their own fees and schedules.

      Become a Child Passenger Safety Technician

      There are certification classes held throughout the state each year. Nebraska classes will be posted as they become available.

        Get your car seat c​​hecked

        This is resource for parents to find local car seat checks in Nebraska.

          ​​What you need to know

          ​​​Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law

          • All children up to age eight must ride correctly secured in a federally-approved car seat or booster seat.
          • Children ride rear-facing until up to age two or until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by the car seat's manufacturer.
          • Children up to age eight must ride in the back seat, as long as there is a back seat equipped with a seatbelt and is not already occupied by other children under eight years of age.
          • Children ages eight to eighteen must ride secured in a safety belt or child safety seat (booster seat).
          • Childcare providers must transport all children securely in an appropriate federally-approved car seat, booster seat or seat belt.
          • Children up to age eighteen are prohibited from riding in cargo areas.
          • A violation carries a $25 fine plus court costs and 1 point is assessed against the operator's driving record.

          Firearm Safety Information

          Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 69-2426 the following links are provided for firearm ownership safety. 

          ​Contact​

          Jason Kerkman 
          Safe Kids Coordinator
          Division of Public Health
          Department of Health & Human Services
          Phone Number
          (402) 471-8749
          Mailing Address

          301 Centennial Mall South

          Lincoln, Nebraska 68509