CCLP/PAMELA GRANT -  Firefighter Kris Hurst shows Shirley Anderson how to properly strap her grandson, AJ Zavala, into his new car seat.

Cove Fire Department teaches car seat safety

Cove Leader-Press
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death in children in the United States, many of which could have been prevented through proper use of car seats, booster seats, and/or seat belts which can reduce serious or fatal injuries by more than half. According to the CDC, car seat use reduces the risk of death to infants by 71 percent and to toddlers (1-4 years old) by 54 percent in passenger vehicles.
The Copperas Cove Fire Department teamed up with Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center and the Texas Department of Transportation to do their part on Thursday to help inform the local community about the importance of proper car seat use.
The Fire Department hosted a car seat safety inspection during which the fire fighters and other volunteers inspected car seats and informed families on the ins and outs of car seat safety. They even offered car seats free of charge to those who needed a replacement.

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