Douglas County Sheriff's Office

MEDIA RELEASE

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin
SHERIFF

 

 
Date/Time of Release:  07/21/2014 - 15:00
Contact Person:  Andrea Zielinski  
Contact Number:  541-440-4486  
Subject:  Child Safety Seat Clinic  
Date/Time of Incident:  07/25/2014 - 13:00
Incident Location:  Ray's Food Place, 909 S Main St, Myrtle Creek, OR   
Case Number:  N/A  
N/A:  N/A

The Douglas County Child Safety Seat Coalition will be conducting a Child Safety Seat Clinic in Myrtle Creek on Friday, July 25th. The clinic will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot area of Ray's Food Place.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threatening injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best child seat is one that fits the child’s size (height and weight), fits in your vehicle tightly, and can be secured the correct way EVERY time. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics.

It is also important that you bring your children with to this clinic. This will allow us to not only evaluate your car seat and its installation, but the appropriate fit for your child.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes.


     
     
     
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