The Clinton Fire Department’s monthly car seat checkpoint is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
The event, held at Clinton Fire Station Number One (across from Big Lots), is inside the fire truck bays, so rain or shine, they will be checking seats, a press release said. Technicians from the Clinton Fire Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson County EMS, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and the Safe Kids Coalition will be on hand to check out your child’s car seat.
Statistics show that more than 80 percent of all child passenger seats are not installed correctly, potentially putting the child at greater risk in the event of a vehicle crash, the press release said.
“Our certified technicians will inspect the actual seat, will install it correctly, and will educate the parent or guardian how to properly install the seat,” the release said. “If there is a problem with the child’s seat that we deem unsafe, a replacement seat will be made available free of charge. Our techs will also update you on new laws and recommendations to make your child as safe as possible.”
The release said the checkpoint is free to the public and all are encouraged to attend, thanks to support from Clinton officials and the Clinton Fire Department command staff.
If there are any questions, contact Daniel Adams at the fire station at (865) 457-2131.