Health First Trauma Surgeon Dr. Scott Zenoni Provides Free Bicycle Helmets for Cycling Kids

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Health First’s Nadyra Ingram, Dr. Scott Zenoni and Rob Spivey joined to prepare kids to have and wear bicycle helmets properly. A centerpiece of Dr. Zenoni’s efforts is handing out bicycle helmets free to youths who cannot easily acquire such protective equipment. (Health First image)

Health First Trauma Surgeon Dr. Scott Zenoni: The goal is to distribute helmets out to kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Would we hop in a car today without buckling up? Probably not. We shouldn’t climb on a bicycle without helmets either, says Health First Trauma Surgeon Dr. Scott Zenoni.

To raise awareness, Dr. Zenoni joined fellow Health First trauma clinicians from Holmes Regional Medical Center this smmer, along with representatives of the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, Palm Bay Professional Firefighters Community Benevolent Inc., and Melbourne Professional Firefighters Benevolent Inc. for a “Helmets for Kids” giveaway and fitting.

A centerpiece of Dr. Zenoni’s efforts is handing out bicycle helmets free to youths who cannot easily acquire such protective equipment.

“Our goal is to distribute helmets to kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them,” Dr. Zenoni said.

“We are also looking towards the future. As a kid in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I don’t recall anyone on bicycles wearing helmets. As a result, so many who are adults now still don’t. Think about the life-changing injuries and traumas that could be prevented presently – if we had just started the habit of wearing a helmet at a young age. Now is our chance to have the new generation do just that.”

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Dr. Zenoni was joined by Health First’s First Flight Nurse Manager Rob Spivey and Nadyra Ingram, the Clinical Account Executive who coordinates disaster drills involving Brevard County first responders.

The three are certified to demonstrate a proper helmet fit. They also discussed defensive bicycling and pedestrian practices, including Dr. Zenoni’s Be Seen, Be Safe awareness campaign.

“Working in the Emergency Department, we see a lot of head injuries that might have been prevented had the person been wearing a helmet while riding their bicycle. Even though we will be handing out bicycle helmets, we’ll also be educating on motorcycle helmet use and safety in general,” Ingram said.

“Florida overall is the most dangerous place in the country for pedestrian and bicycle accident injuries. As a state-approved Trauma Center, we have a responsibility to provide education and resources to help lower these rates,” said Spivey.

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