Every summer, kids in the community who are riding bicycles are sent to the hospital for concussions, according to the Harrisonburg Fire Department.
The department is trying to prevent that by kicking off its annual Safe Kids Summer Safety Tour, which focuses on bike safety and other common accidents that can happen in the summer.
Along with bike safety, they plan on talking about fire safety, water safety, tornado safety and even firework hazards.
Their first stop will be at the Mosby Heights subdivision from 3 to 5 p.m.
Officials will talk to kids about concussions, wearing their bike helmets and learning how to ride safely.
Wanda Willis with the Harrisonburg Fire Department said kitchen fires continue to be the leading cause of fires in Harrisonburg and around the country, so prevention measures will be covered.
They will even talk about which type of drain is safest to use in swimming pools.
Willis said the kids will be getting free ice treats as they take away an important lesson.
"Our goal is to go out into all kinds of locations and just make sure that our kids are staying safe. We know that if we get them to think about safety on their own, that maybe when there is a fire, they'll know what to do. When there is a tornado, they'll know what to do. And our goal that no kid is injured in Harrisonburg," said Willis.
There is also a demonstration that WHSV's George Hirschmann did in the Fire Safety House years ago.
When a drill is setup, George comes on and says there is a tornado warning, and the kids learn what to do in the situation.
There is also surround sound to mimic a real tornado.
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