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Is your family riding in a safe manner?Child Safety Seat Program

Protecting children in cars requires a long-term commitment. Field experience during child safety seat checkpoints show that 9 out of 10 child safety seats are not being used or installed correctly.

Children progress through the use of infant seats, toddler seats and finally booster seats before they are of the proper age, height, and weight to wear the vehicle safety belt. Generally, the adult safety belt does not properly fit people shorter than 4'9" or under 80 to 100 pounds.

Parents routinely protect their children through the use of car seats, but many parents do not use booster seats. Parents of booster age children (generally 4-8 years of age) skip the use of a booster seat and move their child to the adult safety belt too soon. Booster seats help position the adult safety belt properly on the child's shoulders and hips providing a safer and more comfortable ride.

Make sure your child safety seat is installed correctly!

The Division of Fire and Rescue Services has trained and certified Child Safety Seat Technicians available to assure that your child's safety seat is installed properly. General Recommendations.

The Safety Seat Checkpoint schedule for 2013 is as follows:

Date
Time
Place
Address

Sunday, February 24, 2013



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Westview Fire Station



5525 New Design Road
Frederick, MD  21703

Sunday, April 28, 2013



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Green Valley Fire Department

3939 Green Valley Road Monrovia, MD  21770

Sunday, June 30, 2013



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Spring Ridge Fire Department



6061 Spring Ridge Parkway
Frederick, MD  21701

Sunday, August 25, 2013



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Woodsboro Volunteer
Fire Department

2 South Third Street
Woodsboro, MD  21798

Sunday, October 27, 2013


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Myersville Volunteer
Fire Department

301 Main Street
Myersville, MD  21773



Please contact the Division of Fire and Rescue Services Child Safety Seat Hotline at 301-600-SEAT (301-600-7328) to schedule an appointment, obtain information for upcoming community child safety seat checkpoints, or to request to speak to a Child Safety Seat Technician.

Child Safety Seat Program Manager:Lt. Troy Grossnickle

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