Shaler-Hampton EMS is offering free child car seat inspections to subscribers. This is another way Shaler-Hampton EMS is serving the community. Travel statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the risk of injury is dramatically reduced for children who are properly secured in an approved car seat. According to national reports, vehicle collisions account for 42% of all accidental deaths of children under the age of fourteen. Car seats are 72% effective in reducing these deaths. However, at least 80% of car seats are not properly installed and 33% of children are in the wrong type or size seat. Approximately one-third of all child car seats inspected require replacement.
Shaler-Hampton EMS technicians check child car seats to insure compliance with national standards and if necessary install a new seat at no cost. Schedule a checkup by calling 412-487-6590 Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.