Farmington Hills Fire Department to inspect safety seats

August 7, 2018 by  

Cars seats reduce the severity of injuries children suffer in accidents, but only when they are properly used, so the Farmington Hills Fire Department is offering free inspections soon.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that nearly three quarters of youngsters who ride in safety seats are being placed in ones that either do not fit properly, or are installed incorrectly.

The inspections will be conducted by child safety seat experts who are nationally certified. They will look at the child restraint to see if it’s been installed properly, and will also note if any recalls have been issued. The technicians will also take the time to instruct parents and/or caregivers on the proper way to use the safety restraint, as well as how to install the seat themselves.

Each inspection is expected to take from 30 to 45 minutes, and is free and open to all members of the public. Those requesting this service need not live in Farmington Hills.

Parents who want an inspection need to make an appointment, and can do so by calling 248-871-2800. The event will be held this Sunday, August 12, from 8:00 am until noon. The location is Fire Station #4, which is at 28711 Drake Road. Residents who cannot make this date can schedule appointments by contacting either Reggie Madeline, the Fire Marshal, at 248-474-5500, or Children’s Hospital at 248-305-7530.

Experts participating in events like this can use flyer printing to provide safety information.