Cook Children’s Aim for Safety® Rolls Out New Kiosk at Defender Outdoors
Cook Children’s Aim for Safety® program has zeroed in on a new way to educate families on gun safety using an interactive kiosk that teaches children what to do if they discover a firearm in a home — all while reinforcing safe-storage techniques for adult gun owners.
The mobile kiosk, which stands more than 7-feet high and resembles a giant smartphone, rolled out in December at Defender Outdoors, a sports shooting and outdoors equipment retailer in Fort Worth. As part of a first-time collaboration with Cook Children’s, the kiosk was placed near the check-out registers in hopes it attracts the attention of parents and children alike.
“I think this could be a real breakthrough in how we educate our families,” says Dan Guzman, M.D., an emergency room physician who initiated Aim for Safety in 2017 after seeing too many children treated for accidental gun-related injuries at Cook Children’s Medical Center. “It’s a way that’s not in your face — where people may feel more comfortable as opposed to somebody coming up and directly speaking to them about safety (versus standard) practices."
Fort Worth Magazine Top Doctors Cover Feature
We have more exciting news - Dr. Guzman is also featured on the cover of Fort Worth Magazine this month!
Each year, Fort Worth Magazine asks area physicians to nominate their peers and name the best doctors in Greater Fort Worth for their annual Top Doctors list.
Check out page 92 to learn about the turning point when he decided enough was enough, spurring him to start Aim for Safety and become one of the state’s leading advocates for gun safety.
Fun fact: this is the fourth consecutive year that a Cook Children's physician is on the cover for the Top Doctors issue!