Public Health Department (PHD)

Injury Prevention
Bike Helmet & Child Passenger Safety Program



The EMS Agency's goal is to promote bike safety increase access to and promote proper use of bike helmets and car seats for children.


Hospital emergency departments throughout Santa Barbara County have teamed up with the EMS Agency to help distribute bike helmets. The helmets are sold at a reasonable cost of $9.00 dollars provided to low income families. The goal is to reduce head injuries in children. Please click here for flyer for styles and locations.

Another goal of the EMS Agency is to work with other community organizations to ensure that families have properly installed car seats for their children. The EMS Agency is planning to sponsor training for a team of individuals to conduct child car seat inspections throughout the community.



Special Links:

Injury, Violence, & Safety



Bike Helmet Organizations and Education
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute                                                Bike Helmet Safety Video                                                     
World Health Organization Helmet Initiative Bicycle Safer Journey




Child Passenger Safety Program
Child Passenger Safety (CPS) In California
New Booster Seat Law - Effective January 1, 2012! For more information, go to Car Seat Basics
Car Seat Recall List

Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Instructors

Safercar - Carseats   Child Car Seat Inspection Station Locator
Fire Agencies Car Seat Inspection  and Installation Programs
Montecito Fire - Car Seat Installation Program Carpinteria-Summerland Fire - Car Seat Installation Program
Santa Barbara City Fire - Car Seat Inspections Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. - Child Car Seat Safety




Training Opportunities      Child Passenger Safety
Ongoing ThinkFirst: Injury Prevention for Kids and Teens
Ongoing Cottage Health - Child Carseat Safety Classes

Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency
300 N. San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Tel (805) 681-5274 - Fax (805) 681-5142  map