|Jan. 19, 2012|
Child car safety seat installation and inspection clinics available through Chandler Fire Dept.
The Chandler Fire Department is offering parents and caregivers free car seat inspections and training to help ensure that the child safety seats in their vehicles are the right size and have been properly installed. The clinics are offered most Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at various sites around the City, and appointments are available by calling 480-782-2046.
The Chandler Child Safety Seat Program uses certified car seat technicians (Chandler Fire personnel) to inspect and install car seats, and educate parents and caregivers on their proper use. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 2 to 14, due in large part to the nonuse or improper use of child seats and seat belts.
The program is made possible through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant provides the funding needed to have the personnel available for the installation clinics. Through the GOHS, the department is also able to pro