ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Parents will have a chance on Thursday to make sure their car seats are safely secured. Roanoke Fire-EMS and Carilion Children’s Safe Kids are working together to conduct Child Safety Seat Checks.
Parents can drive up to Station 6 at 1333 Jamison Avenue SE to get their child seat secured in their cars. Starting on Thursday, July 15, Ronaoke Fire-EMS and Carilion will be available on the third Thursday of each month from 4 to 6 pm. on a first come, first serve basis.
If you need an appointment you are asked to contact Carilion Children’s Safe Kids at (540) 981-8075.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car seats and boosters, when installed correctly, can reduce the risk of fatal injury in a crash by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers.
Roanoke Fire-EMS and Carilion hope these checks will help educate families about the proper use of car safety seats to keep children safe.
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