Child Safety

Car Seat Safety

The Health Department has a certified child passenger safety technician who is available to help parents and caregivers choose the right car seat for children, make sure the seat is installed properly, and understand what laws apply to child safety seats.

A limited supply of car seats are available to low-income Forest County families. Call us today to see if you’re eligible! For more information on laws regarding child safety seats, please see the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s site.

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The lead program provides screenings of children one year to six years old, education on reducing lead exposures, and follow-up for children with elevated lead levels.

Visit the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Prevention Program website for additional information.

View these helpful PDF guides:

Life Jacket Safety- Loaner Stations

Three Life Jacket Loaner Stations have been put up at local lakes in Forest County. These are stations where people can borrow life jackets free of charge to use while boating or swimming and return when finished. Life jackets are available in all sizes from infant through adult.

The locations of the stations are: Silver Lake Beach in Laona, Crandon City Beach on Lake Metonga, and Veteran’s Memorial Park on Lake Metonga.

Wisconsin state law requires there to be one flotation device per person in each vessel. The hope is that these Life Jacket Loaner Stations will encourage compliance with state law as well as promote safe swimming. 

View the PDF below for proper fit guidance as well as rules and regulations:

Life Jacket Loaner Station- Proper Fit