John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Kid's Safe Club - A Great Idea to Keep your Kids Safer this Memorial Day Week End

Kid's Safe Club - A Great Idea to Keep your Kids Safer this Memorial Day Week End

This is a great idea to keep your kids safer this Memorial Day week end. Kudos to the hotels involved. Read below.

I'm Lost - Look Inside

By Margaret Kavanaugh, CF 13 News, May 28, 2011

COCOA BEACH 

Not being able to find your child for even just a few seconds can be a nightmare for a parent, and it is a constant problem on the beach. In an effort to help make the situation a little easier, the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach is handing out bracelets to its guests.

Before heading to the beach, a parent can write a phone number and any vital information on the bracelet, and put it on their child's wrist.

A former lifeguard and current Cocoa Beach firefighter Wyatt Werneth came up with the idea.

He said it could help 911 operators, firefighters and lifeguards.

Parents we spoke with like the idea.

"You never know who is out here, especially in Florida," Suzanne Collins said. "You get a lot of transients, people in and out, stuff on the news everyday.  You got to pay attention as a parent. "

Lifeguards said there were about 500 missing children reported on Brevard County beaches last year.

Guests at the International Palms Resort, and Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront hotels are able to pick up a bracelet.

Hotel officials said if the program is successful, they might expand to other hotels throughout the region.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJohn Mayer • May 29 2011 11:12AM

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John,

Excellent idea. And you're right about going frantic when you can't see the kids for a couple of seconds. At my age, my grandkids are much faster than me.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

John, that's a great idea!  It's simple and could be implemented easily anywhere children could get lost in a crowd.  More people should know about it!  :-)

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 7 years ago

This is a fantastic idea John! One that should be adopted everywhere! Can you imagine 500 lost kids? Happy Memorial weekend John.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Rich - I'm with you. The Grandkids are pretty fast and your heart sinks if you lose them for even a second, especially at theme parks.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Silvia - Let's hope it catches on. A lot of good will could be generated by businesses by giving away these little bracelets.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Thanks Al and Peggy - 500 lost kids is unacceptable. We need to do everything we can to protect our kids and Grandkids.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

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