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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PGFD Child Safety Seat Check on Thursday - By Appointment Only

MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
MEBrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24.  According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 59 percent of car seats are not installed correctly. Safe Kids officials feel that number could be as high as 73% of car seats are not installed correctly.  Is yours??

If a parent or caregiver wants to check to make sure their car seat is installed correctly, they can attend an event hosted by Safe Kids coalitions across the country. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will guide parents on proper car seat and booster seat installation.

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department is proud to represent Safe Kids as a coalition member.  The Office of Community Risk Reduction and Outreach will hold a Child Passenger Safety Seat Check on Thursday, September 22.  This event will be held in Greenbelt and is by appointment only.  Plenty of appointments are currently available between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  To make your appointment please call 240-508-3960.

To learn more about correct child safety seat installation in your vehicle, please, visit Safe Kids by clicking here.

Child car seat installation safety tips can be found by clicking here.

The exact location in Greenbelt of Thursday's Child Passenger Car Seat Safety Check will be provided when you call for an appointment.