Safe Kids Kansas presented two awards to the Olathe Fire Department at its annual awards ceremony held December 4 at the Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka.
The Outstanding Partnership for Child Safety award recognizes an organization, community or individual in Kansas that demonstrates sustained support for the Safe Kids mission and goals. The department was recognized for going above and beyond to offer fire department resources to support initiatives like the child passenger safety program.
Captain Mike Hall received the Service Recognition Award for his significant contribution to the mission and goals of Safe Kids Kansas. Hall was specifically recognized for his efforts to prevent injuries to children through bike helmet distribution, bicycle rodeos, and other activities that contribute to the mission of the Olathe Fire Department and Safe Kids Kansas.
Safe Kids Kansas is a coalition of over 70 statewide and regional organizations and businesses dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries to Kansas children ages 0-14.