Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect your children in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To assist you with making your kids as safe as possible, the Palm Coast Fire Department is offering a free Car Seat Check event from 3pm-5pm on Thursday, Aug 18, at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The checks will be done in the Fire Department's drive-through bays to assure everyone is out of the sun.
Firefighters from the Palm Coast Fire Department who have been trained as car seat technicians will check to make sure car seats are installed properly and will also show parents/guardians how to properly install their car seat according to manufacturer and vehicle specifications. Additional information on keeping children safe will also be provided.
People who attend the event are asked to bring their car seat manual and the vehicles owner's manual with them, if possible.
For more information, call the Palm Coast Fire Department at 386-986-2300.