Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network
The Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network and Seattle Children’s work together to provide you with information, resources and the opportunity to connect with others around the state of Washington on firearm tragedy prevention efforts. Network meetings take place twice a year and are open to anyone interested in helping prevent firearm tragedies.
Learn more about the network and how you can get involved.
Free Firearm Storage Giveaway Events
Seattle Children’s is committed to preventing firearm tragedies and to the safety of kids, families and communities. Safe storage of firearms can greatly reduce injury and death caused by a firearm.
Join us at an upcoming firearm storage giveaway event. Come learn about the importance of safe gun storage and get a free lock box or trigger lock, with hands-on training on proper use.
Due to the uncertain and ever-changing nature of COVID-19, some giveaway events have been postponed. The events on this page are up-to-date, and we will continue making edits as we learn more.
2020 firearm storage giveaway events:
Postponed until further notice: Kennewick, WA
Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jefferson County Public Health, 615 Sheridan St, Port Townsend, WA
Sunday, Sept. 13, 12 to 3 p.m., Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Rd, Missoula, MT
Supplies are limited. First come, first served. One free lock box or trigger lock per person (maximum two items per household). Must be present to receive free item. Recipient must be 18 or older. No ID required.
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Seattle Children's is committed to preventing injuries and death among youth. We hope that by raising awareness about the importance of safe firearm storage in the home, providing mental health education and by giving parents the tools to safely store their firearms, we can help prevent firearm-related incidents and violence among children and teens.
Firearm-related tragedies are not just happening in Washington state. If your organization is interested in learning more about the work Seattle Children's is doing around firearm tragedy prevention to help inform work in the communities you serve, please email us.
Learn more about our safe gun storage giveaway events (PDF).
Download the Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event Planning Toolkit (PDF) for a step-by-step guide on how your organization can put on a community safe firearm storage education, awareness and giveaway event.
In partnership with Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, the Seattle Children's Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event intervention was evaluated, and it was found that safe firearm storage practices improved among event participants. Read the full published article in Injury Prevention: Evaluation of a community-based safe firearm and ammunition storage intervention.