UMCH is the lead agency for the Baltimore Safe Kids Coalition, whose purpose is to prevent unintentional childhood injuries in Baltimore City. In partnering with Baltimore-area fire and police departments, the Maryland Poison Center and area health departments, we strive to make safety a top priority for our patients.

Most common childhood injuries are preventable. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 14. That is why the Baltimore Safe Kids Coalition promotes safety awareness that focuses on avoiding dangerous situations and implementing injury-prevention strategies.

Through its work, the coalition hopes to reduce the number of children visiting emergency rooms every year. Some of the coalition's safety efforts include an annual poster contest, safety fairs and regular child safety seat checks. Studies show that properly installing car safety seats and using seat belts correctly significantly reduce car-related fatalities and serious injuries.


Due to the recent cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland, we are canceling our group events and meetings, including Child Safety Seat Checks, until further notice. This is being done to protect our patients, staff and visitors. We will announce on this page and on our Facebook and Instagram pages when classes will resume as normal.

To find out when the Child Passenger Safety program will be available, please contact Safety Kids Baltimore 410-328-7532 or email the coordinator:

Thank you for your understanding.

Child Safety Seat Checks

Make an appointment now for one of our child safety seat checks!

Get your child's seat checked BY APPOINTMENT ONLY from 10 am - 1 pm

  • February 7, 2020
  • March 6, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • May 1, 2020
  • June 5 2020
  • July 10, 2020
  • August 7, 2020
  • September 11, 2020
  • October 2, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • December 4, 2020

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the Safe Kids Baltimore at 410-328-7532 or email the coordinator:

Oldtown Fire Station
1100 Hillen St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Safe Kids Worldwide Take Action Against Distraction Video Contest

Patterson Park Public Charter School are proud winners of the Safe Kids Worldwide Take Action Against Distraction video contest! They worked with a professional videographer to recreate their winning video.