Public Safety Officers To Provide Child Seat Safety Check

Released November 29, 2016 04:25 PM

Parents and guardians can take advantage of a free child safety seat checkup being held Thursday, December 15.  The event will be held from 2:30 PM until 6:00 PM at Alpharetta Fire Station 1, located at 2970 Webb Bridge Road.

Alpharetta police officers and firefighters who are state certified child safety technicians will be on hand to install, evaluate, adjust and demonstrate the proper methods of using a child restraint seat.  Additional safety information will also be provided.

Parents are encouraged to bring their infants, young children and car seats to the event.

National statistics indicate that four out of five child safety seats are misused in the United States every day.  This is typically due to the seats being improperly installed in cars by well-intentioned parents or guardians who are either confused by the manufacturer’s instructions or do not have them on hand when installing the seat.

This event is sponsored by the City of Alpharetta in partnership with North Fulton Safe Kids.