POISON PREVENTION

OPERATION MEDICINE DROP

SAFE KIDS Rutherford County partners with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, Forest City Police Department, and the United Way Community Engagement Team to provide for medicine disposal.  Two “Take Back” events are held each year at four different locations in Rutherford County.  We have two permanent medicine disposal drop boxes:

  • Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, N. Washington St., Rutherfordton
  • Forest City Police Department, S. Church St., Forest City

For additional information, contact 828-286-3929.

SAFE SITTER

SAFE KIDS Rutherford County partners with Rutherford Regional Health System to provide SAFE SITTER.  Over 250 graduates have taken this medically accurate, structured 1-day, full day babysitting preparation course for 11-13 year olds.  Class size is limited and is held at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.  Class fee is $50 and includes a manual, babysitting bag of supplies and lunch.

For additional information, contact Anita Phillips, RN at 828- 286-5501.