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GETTING THE ROYAL BUGGY READY FOR BABY

BROWARD PARENTS-TO-BE GIVE BABIES ROYAL SAFETY TREATMENT

Date: July 23, 2013                                                             PIO Number: 13-7-21
 
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WHEN: 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 23
WHERE: Memorial Healthcare Community Youth Services
7031 Taft St., Hollywood
 

You don’t have to be royalty when it comes to ferrying your little prince or princess around the kingdom in the royal carriage.


19 students from agencies all over Broward will be putting newly-learned skills to use as child passenger safety technicians (CPST) for Mommy and Me participants today. The newly-knighted passenger safety technicians will complete their training and install, check and adjust car seats for the Mommy and Me class, under the watchful eye of seasoned CPST instructors from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, Safe Kids Worldwide, Memorial Healthcare System and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.


The 28-hour National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program includes classroom instruction and practical experience for the students from law enforcement, fire-rescue, municipal and hospital entities. The course is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 73 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue’s life safety educators provide over 500 annual car seat safety checks at fire-rescue facilities. Additionally, car seat safety checks are offered at many BSO law enforcement district offices.


To make an appointment for a free car seat safety check, call the BSFR life safety educators at 954-831-8210 or visit www.sheriff.org for more safety tips and information.


This report by:
Mike Jachles/PIO
07/23/13 0900

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