Penticton Fire Department & BCAA offer free car seat safety inspection

NEWS RELEASE

The Penticton Fire Department, in conjunction with BCAA, will be offering free car seat inspection and education to parents and caregivers on September 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. located at Fire Station 202, 285 Dawson Avenue training ground area, (rear of main Fire Station) Penticton.

“We often take the installation of child safety seats for granted,” says Fire Prevention Officer, Captain Mike Richards. “The free Car Seat Safety Inspection is a great venue for education around keeping children restrained properly, while traveling in a motor vehicle.”

BCAA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he/she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seats, children should be placed in booster seats until they’re big enough to fit seat belts properly without additional help. The safest place for all kids under 13 is in the back seat of the car.

You must book an appointment prior to the event.  To schedule a free seat inspection for September 19th, contact Jody Fotherby at 250-490-2318 or email: jody.fotherby@penticton.ca

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Contact:

Jody Fotherby
Operations Assistant
City of Penticton
250-490-2318