Gun Safety – Event
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 Safe Gun 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 safe gun 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.
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.
Clark County – Vancouver
- Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
- Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Location: Sportsman’s Warehouse, 11505 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98662
- Thank you to our community event sponsors and partners: OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Clark County Public Health, Safe Kids Clark County, Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance, Lok-It-Up and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
King County – Seattle
- Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
- Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Location: Outdoor Emporium, 1701 4th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134
- Thank you to our community event sponsors and partners: Public Health – Seattle & King County, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Safe Kids Seattle, Lok-It-Up and Outdoor Emporium.
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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 or call 206-987-4653.
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.