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LF-R to conduct free car seat check | Camden | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey


Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), in partnership with Safe Kids Kershaw County, is hosting a free car seat check on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LF-R headquarters, 892 U.S. 1 South in Lugoff.

Area emergency services representatives, who are nationally certified child passenger safety technicians, will be available to check your car seats and provide recommended guidance to parents and caregivers of children.

Vehicles are asked to enter in the rear entrance of the fire station behind McDonalds off S.C. 34. Personnel will then direct vehicles through the station to the child safety seat inspection stations, located inside the building. All vehicles will exit onto U.S. 1 South via LF-R’s front entrance.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes account for more child deaths than any other unintentional injury. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has the following best practices for child safety:

• From birth, keep children in rear facing car seats as long as possible.

• Use forward facing car seats when they outgrow rear-facing car seats through at least age 4.

• Use belt-positioning booster seats when they outgrow forward-facing through at least age 8.

• Use lap and shoulder belts for any children who outgrow booster seats.

• All children younger than 13 years of age should ride in rear seats of vehicles.

For more information or questions, contact Battalion Chief Chris Jones (803) 438-2553, ext. 4, or email [email protected].

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