OGDEN -- Children face many dangers each day, including motor vehicle accidents, drowning and pedestrian accidents.
"Unintentional childhood injuries are the biggest killers of children 14 and younger," said Jann Fawcett, Weber-Morgan Health Department Injury Prevention Program manager.
To prevent those injuries, the public is invited to the health department's Safe Kids Day to promote health and wellness, injury prevention and emergency preparedness.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Exhibit Hall, Recreation Hall and courtyard at the Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden.
The Weber County Sheriff's Office will bring its climbing wall, command center and Crime Scene Investigation unit.
A health and wellness portion will teach about the need for physical activity, proper nutrition and family preparedness.
A coalition that includes Ogden Clinic, Zero Fatalities and local fire and police departments meets six to seven times a year to organize the event.
About 9,000 people attended the event last year, which made it one of the best-attended Safe Kids days since the event started in 2000.
"In the past it has been a smaller-scale event," Fawcett said.
Admission is free. A limited number of bike helmets and T-shirts will be given free to children attending the event.
For more information, contact Fawcett at 801-399-7186 or
"We decided if we got together and did one big community event, we could get other agencies
together," Fawcett said.