Friday, June 11, 2010

Child Passenger Safety Clinics In Nanaimo


Two Free  Clinics 
Help Keep Your Child Safe
June 19 and June 26
Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among children in British Columbia. Each year in BC over 1,300 children under the age of nine, which is equivalent to five elementary schools, are injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions.
 
The proper use of car safety seats can greatly increase the chances of preventing injuries and surviving a motor vehicle collision. It is estimated that
this number can be reduced by up to 85% by having a correctly installed child car seat.

British Columbia law requires that:
  •  children under 1 year and under (20lb) be correctly buckled in a rear facing car seat
  •  children over 1 year and over (20lb) be correctly buckled in a front facing seat with tether
  •  children over 18 kg (40lb) and under 145cm (4’9”) be correctly buckled in a booster seat
  •  children over 145cm (4’9”) or over 9 years of age be correctly buckled in a seatbelt
The month of June is Child Passenger Safety Month in British Columbia and has been officially proclaimed by Mayor and Council as Child Passenger Safety Month in the City of Nanaimo. Nanaimo Fire Rescue will be hosting two free car seat education clinics on:
 
June 19th – Station 2 - 2499 Dorman Road from 1 pm to 3 pm (Call for appointment)

 
June 26th – Station 3 – 6230 Hammond Bay Road from 1 to 3 pm. (Call for appointment)
 

To book an appointment for an upcoming Child Passenger Safety clinic or to learn more, please call 250-753-7311 or email us at fireinfo@nanaimo.ca.

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