Buckling your child up the proper way
If you are a parent, and live in Worth County, in need of car seats, learning how to install them, or need someone to check to see of they are installed correctly, you can now contact the Worth County Health Department and Sylvester Fire Department.
In January, the Worth County Health Department was awarded a grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health and Office of Injury Prevention to give out car seats and educate the public on anything surrounding the proper installation of the cars seats.
In order to get the free car seats, parents must go to the two hour installation training with the child at the Sylvester Fire Department.
Captain Reginald Brown with the Sylvester Fire Department says, "They have to put the child in the car seat, learning all the proper adjustments needed to safety equip the child."
According to safekids.org, three out of four seats are installed incorrectly. Gina Connell with the Worth County Health Department says, "no one they've seen in Worth County has had their seat proper installed since they've been checking."
Sylvester Fire Department currently has two firefighters who are Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, who will face recertified every two years.
So far the Health Department has gone through 100 car seats.