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Now Offering Safe Sleep Education for Newborns

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the sudden, unexplained death of a baby, is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 and 12 months of age with the ages of one and four months being the most critical for a child’s safety. As part of our prevention and education services, Northwest EMS is now providing Cribs for Kids® safe sleep education in partnership with the Penn State Children’s Hospital. The education includes education information for families with newborns or expecting a newborn, and includes information for parents, grandparents and caregivers. On a financial need basis a free crib may be available by completing a request form.
All children deserve to be safe. If you or someone you know is expecting a baby or has an infant in the home, please contact us to learn more about safe sleep and the Cribs for Kids® program by contacting Lori Shenk, Community Outreach Manager at 717-665-2904 or 717-371-8282, or visit,

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