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Posted on: April 9, 2009

[ARCHIVED] Free Car Seat Inspections and Installations

Lincoln County Keeping Kids Safe, Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services, & The Lincolnton Fire Department To Provide Free Car Seat Checks And Installations.

Lincolnton, NC – Safe Kids USA estimates that almost four out of every five car seats are installed incorrectly. In effort to address this concern the above agencies will be conducting free car seat check stations. Each checking station will have technicians on hand to train parents and caregivers to select, install and adjust car seats and booster seats and to determine when a child is the right size to move from a child restraint to an adult safety belt on April 18th and May 1st.

The April 18th event will be held in conjunction with the Lincolnton YMCA “Safe Kids Day” at the Lincolnton Y from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, while the May 1st event will be held at Fatz Restrauant on Main Street from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

In addition, both Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services and Lincolnton Fire Department have Permanent Checking Stations at their Main Stations in Lincolnton where parents can have their car seats checked and installed by appointment. To schedule an appointment at Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services call Ted Mankowski at 704 736 9387, Lincolnton Fire Department call Debbie at 704 736 8920.

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