(Reno, Nev.) – As a leader in Emergency Medical Services, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is offering a free car seat inspection during National Child Passenger Safety Week.
Motor vehicle-related injuries are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Getting safety information and car seat instructions to parents and caregivers are crucial to saving young lives. National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 17-23, 2017 and National Check Point Saturday is September 23, 2017.
On this day, drivers with children who ride in car seats or booster seats are encouraged to visit a child safety seat inspection station to have a certified technician inspect their car seat for proper installation and proper use free of charge.
Details for REMSA’s Check Point are as follows:
Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. during Check Point Saturday
Babies R Us, 4869 Kietzke Lane, Reno
REMSA will also be hosting a free car seat checkpoint and inspection on Saturday, September 30, at Old Navy, The Outlets at Sparks at 10 a.m.
These are FREE car seat installations and inspection checkpoints offered by REMSA’s Point of Impact community outreach program.
REMSA’s Point of Impact program encourages parents to ensure their car seats are properly installed. A properly installed car seat can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. When visiting the checkpoint, partners should bring their child(ren) and car seat(s) and schedule about 30 – 45 minutes; longer for more than one seat. Staff and volunteers will check for obvious defects and determine whether the car seat appears on a national recall list. In addition, they will check the installation, correct any problems and provide education on the proper use and installation of the car seat.
More Information, visit http://www.remsa-cf.com/ or call (775) 858-5437.
REMSA is a private, locally governed, non-profit emergency medical services provider serving northern Nevada since 1986. REMSA also comprises Care Flight, a regional, non-profit, air, and ground critical care transport service, a Nevada-licensed, post-secondary educational institution, a state-of-the-art, fully accredited 9-1-1 dispatch communications center, a Tactical Emergency Medical Support team and community and special events EMS teams. REMSA provides quality patient care with no taxpayer support or other subsidies. For more information, visit remsahealth.com.