Raytown EMS Car Seat Check Up

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-12 years old. Every year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in car crashes. Every 34 seconds, one child under age 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.
Parents and caregivers need to make certain they and their kids are properly buckled up every trip, every time. Proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts will help reduce the number of deaths and injuries occurring on America’s roads. In 2013, 223 passenger vehicle occupants under the age of 13 died while unrestrained in a motor vehicle traffic crash. Those lives could have been saved if they were buckled.
Raytown EMS is working closely with safety advocates to help ensure children arrive safe and alive. Our goal is to educate parents and caregivers about the best ways to keep kids safe while traveling, no matter how short or long the trip.
National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 13th to September 19th. Raytown EMS encourages all parents and caregivers to take advantage of the service offered to make sure their children are in the right car seats for their age and size, and that the seats are installed correctly. On September 17th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Raytown EMS will be hosting a child safety seat inspection station at 10020 E. 66th Terrace. No appointment is necessary. For child safety seat inspections and installations during other times, please call 816-737-6030.

 

 

 

 

 Events such as this one are made possible with assistance of grant funds from the Truman Heartland Community Foundation.

Sarah Brooks, Public Relations

Email: sarahh@raytown.mo.us

Phone: (816) 737-6030

Fax: (816) 737-8801

Address:

Raytown Emergency Medical Services 10020 E. 66th Terrace RaytownMO  64133