Location Change for April 13 Safety Seat Check

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:  Show map Blue Valley Community Action
Fairbury, NE 68352

Location Change for April 13 Safety Seat Check


            FAIRBURY – There has been a location change in a child safety seat check up event planned for April 13 in Fairbury by Safe Kids Fillmore Jefferson Saline. The FREE check up event scheduled for Saturday, April 13, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Blue Valley Community Action, 5th and G streets, Fairbury. Those having seats check are asked to enter the area from G Street.

            Walk-ins are welcome, and will be checked as time allows. Appointments are available by calling Sharon Vandegrift RN at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-3351.

            Statistics show that up to 95 percent of child safety seats are used incorrectly. This free check up event will help parents, grandparents, day care providers and others determine that the children who ride with them are riding as safely as possible.

            The child safety seat check up event is a FREE opportunity to have trained technicians determine if a child is riding as safely as possible, or if changes in positioning or seat use could help them to be safer. Those who are planning to have seats checked are asked to allow about 30 minutes per child safety seat in their vehicle for the check itself. They are asked to bring their instruction book for the child safety seat and their vehicle owner’s manual, if available. They are asked to arrive at the check up event with their children in their car seats. Seats will first be checked with the children strapped in. Supervision will be provided when the children are not required to be in the vehicle.

            Drive-up checks without advance appointments will be available during the evening of the event, on a first-come, first-served basis, until 1 p.m.

            If it is determined that a child needs a different seat to ride more safely, a seat will be provided for a suggested donation, subject to seat availability.

Safe Kids Fillmore Jefferson Saline is partnering with the Fairbury Elks Lodge, Jefferson Community Health Center, Blue Valley Community Action, Fairbury Fire Department, Fairbury Police Department, Jefferson Family Home Care, Safe Kids Nebraska, and Public Health Solutions district health department, to offer this Child Safety Seat Check up Event.

            For more information on the child safety seat check up event, please call Sharon Vandegrift RN at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-3351.

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