Programs and Initiatives
Learn about Boston's bicycle safety programs and request a helmet for as little/low as $5.
Buckle Up Boston
Keep your child safe on every car ride. Find a free local car seat fitting station.
Covid-19 prevention for older adults
Older adults and individuals with serious underlying medical conditions are at greater risk of severe illness from Covid-19.
Fire and carbon monoxide safety
Information and resources to learn and be prepared to keep you and your family safe in case of a fire emergency.
Older adult falls prevention
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in the United States.
Approximately 10 people a day die from unintentional drowning. Two of which will be children 14 or younger.
Window falls prevention
Our partnership with Boston Building Resources makes window guards affordable for Boston residents.
General home safety tips and resourcesGeneral home safety tips and resources
- Use safety gates at the top or bottom of stairs if possible
- Secure TVs and furniture to the wall using mounts or anchors to prevent tip-overs
- Keep furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows
- Install window guards inside of your home to prevent window falls
Learn more about our Window Fall Prevention program.
- Keep medicine, vitamins, cosmetics, and chemicals stored up and locked away from children
- Use cabinet locks to keep children out of areas with harmful items inside
- Read medication and product labels to learn what may be dangerous to children
- Dispose of unused or expired medication at a disposal location. Find a disposal location near you here
- Poison Prevention Infographic
- Safe Kids Medication Infographic
- Remember the sleep safety ABC’s when putting your child to sleep:
- Alone. Your child should sleep alone in its crib, without pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals
- Back. Your child should sleep flat on their back on a firm mattress with a fitted sheet
- Crib. Your child should only be sleeping inside of a crib or pack-n-play and shouldn’t sleep on a chair, couch or other furniture. Co-sleepers can also be dangerous and are not recommended
- Learn more about sleep safety
- Supervise children around water
- Never leave a child alone in a tub
- Close toilet lids, bathroom doors and laundry room doors
- Use child locks on doors and toilets in your home
- Teach children how to swim. Enroll children in swim lessons if possible
- Learn more about water safety