Leon County EMS host child passenger safety event

Posted at 4:25 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 16:25:00-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - It's National Child Passenger Safety Week and Leon County Emergency Medical Services wants to make sure your kids are safe in the car.  

Wednesday, they hosted a child passenger safety event at the Public Safety Complex.

It ran until 7:00 p.m. and safety technicians were on hand to check your car seats to make sure they're properly installed.

Lots of parents came out to the event. 

"I'm glad they provide it even though we think we have our seat in there properly and we may not, so it's good to always check," said Marguerite Debary, a local parent. "I think it's just a good public service to make sure people are correctly putting their children in car seats for their own safety." 

For the best safety results, make sure your child stays rear-facing until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by the seat manufacturer.

Even if that means they're still rear-facing at age two or older.

The back seat is the safest place for children to ride when they're under 13. This keeps them safe from the passenger-side airbag.

And make sure you choose toys that are soft, and won't hurt your child in the event of a crash.

Any loose objects should be secured.