While wearing the right gear is a key step in preventing brain and spinal cord injuries in many sport and rec activities, it is equally important that this gear fits you properly. Your helmet isn't doing its job if your chin strap is slack or if your helmet slides about on your head. That's why ThinkFirst is empowering the public to protect themselves by delivering our free Helmet Clinics across the country. For helmet fitting lessons, tips on how to choose the right gear, and general safety information, visit one of these sessions in your area. Check your local Chapters event listings for Helmet Clinics at your local Community Safety Events. We encourage you to bring out the whole family for these informative sessions that are packed with fun multimedia presentations and prizes (your kids will love poking our gelatin brain and marvel at the how tiny helmets work to protect the delicate heads of our eggs in our egg drop demonstration!)
If you are interested in running your own Helmet Clinic for your group or community you may want to down load our Helmet Clinic Guide.
This resource is free to download, but is also available for purchase. Please click here to order this and other resources.
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