The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District will be conducting a child car seat checkup event on Friday, November 10 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will be held at the fire station at 301 S. Elm Street in Sisters. Nationally certified car seat technicians will check the child’s seat for recalls, proper fit in the vehicle, and proper fit with the child. Caregivers will then be assisted in installing their child’s seat properly. Please plan to bring your child or children and allow approximately 20 minutes for each seat.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 %. Most car seats are either installed incorrectly, or do not fit the child properly. All children under 4’9” in height should ride in a car seat, with a few exceptions. This can include children as old as 8 years in age.
Please call the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire station at 541-549-0771 if you have questions.