What We Do

Accidental injury is a leading cause of death in children 14 and under. The Safe Kids Coalition Maricopa County (SKMC)  aims to prevent unintentional childhood injury. We offer educational resources through coalition members in the various cities of Maricopa County.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health is the lead agency for the Safe Kids Coalition Maricopa County. Zoraida Ettrick, a Public Health employee, is the Coalition Coordinator and is the link between the local Safe Kids Coalition and Safe Kids Worldwide. SKMC was established as a non-profit organization in 1994 and comprises members from fire departments, police departments, hospitals, health departments and other agencies throughout the county.

Safe Kids addresses the following safety issues:

Safety In and Around VehiclesBicycle and other wheeled sports
Pedestrian SafetyWater Safety
Fire SafetyHome Safety


Who We Are

Safe Maricopa County (SKMC) is one of 450 coalitions in 16 countries that brings together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to protect families. SKMC is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury to children, 0 to 18 years of age, because as many as 90 percent of these injuries are preventable.

Our members come from a variety of agencies:

Hi-Tech Car Care
Arizona Department of Health Services
Arizona Public Service (APS)
Association for Supportive Child Care
Avondale Fire Department
Banner Children’s Hospital
Banner Poison Control Center
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Chandler Fire Department
Gilbert Fire Department
Glendale Transportation
Goodyear Fire Department
Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Mesa Fire Department
Mesa Police Department
Mesa Transportation
Peoria Fire Department
Peoria Police Department
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Fire Department
Phoenix Police Department
Safe Kids Worldwide
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Scottsdale Fire Department
Surprise Fire Department
Sands Chevrolet
AAA Arizona
Barrow Neurological Institute

What We Offer

If you have a general issue regarding childhood injury, you may call 602.506.6860, and you will be referred to the appropriate group who can help to solve the situation or provide educational materials.

Safe Kids holds various events, such as car seat check-ups (where parents can bring their children and car seats to get checked).

How You Can Get Involved

Join us at the next Safe Kids General Membership Meeting.

DATE: Every other month, (December, February, April, June, August, October), the third Thursday

TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

LOCATION: Arizona Historical Society Museum, 1300 N College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

EMAIL: Zoraida Ettrick at zoraidaettrick@mail.maricopa.gov for more information.