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Keeping Kids Safe in Vehicles Starts with Proper Car Seats

Keeping Kids Safe in Vehicles Starts with Proper Car Seats

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children one to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Rural/Metro Fire Department and Southwest Ambulance want to ensure all families and children are safe and are offering great safety and prevention assistance during Car Seat Safety Week.

 

Who: Rural/Metro Fire Department and Southwest Ambulance invite local families to make sure car seats are safely installed.

What: Certified Car Seat Installation Technicians available to help install car seats, check your installed seats, and give away 10 convertible car seats.

Where: In the Copper Basin Community at the Rural/Metro & Southwest Ambulance Station 843 – 28353 North Main Street, San Tan Valley 85242

When: 8 a.m. – Noon

Why: Car seat safety is important. Three out of four car seats are improperly installed; Rural/Metro and Southwest Ambulance want to fix this.

Since 1975, properly installed car seats have saved the lives of more than 9,600 children nationwide. With rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, booster seats and regular seat belts, children need to be in the proper seat, with the proper restraints for their age and size. It is a lot to remember, but can greatly reduce the risk of injury or death in an accident.

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About Rural/Metro Southwest

Rural/Metro Fire Department and Southwest Ambulance, part of Rural/Metro Corporation’s family of companies, provide 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency transportation and fire protection services throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties. For more information, visit www.ruralmetrosouthwest.com.

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