Helmets Save Lives
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013, 238,337 children age 19 and younger sustained injuries associated with bicycles, with children between the ages of 5 and 14 years at the highest risk for bicycle injury. An estimated 140,000 children are treated each year in emergency departments in the United States for traumatic brain injuries sustained while riding bicycles.
EPIC Medics (Medics Eliminating Preventable Injury in Children) has worked for 7 years with our partners to address this critical issue. Working with dedicated partners, more than 5,000 helmets have been fitted in these events. The program utilizes uniformed paramedics to create a lasting impression on the participants.