On Saturday, May 31st, Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue will hold a Safety Car Seat Check at the Chesterbrook Academy, 12960 Troupe Street in Woodbridge from 10:00 a.m. till 12 noon.
The Department of Fire & Rescue is one of the largest providers of this free service in the Commonwealth. ALL of Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue stations have nationally certified car seat inspectors/educators that you can call or come by to assist you in checking your child safety seat. In 2013, we checked over 1,400 car seats at events and public safety stations across the region. Sadly, of the numbers of seats we checked, most of them were incorrectly installed. Last year, we found over 90% of the car seats checked by our members were incorrectly installed or used.
Saturday’s Car Seat Check is a part of this year’s aggressive campaign to provide this monthly service in Prince William County. In addition to our ongoing efforts to check car seats at our stations, the Department of Fire & Rescue will join with community partners and businesses to provide educational car seat and checkup events at least once a month throughout 2014. These free events will be located across the county; a schedule of future events will be announced at a later date.