A Child Passenger Safety Certification Course at IU Health Starke Hospital begins today at 1:00 p.m. CT. The class is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Riley Hospital for Children. Police officers, firefighters, healthcare providers and other interested individuals from the area are invited to participate in this 32 hour course.
The classes go through Saturday June 25th. Upon completion of the course, newly certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will assist with a free car seat check up event Saturday in the I.U. Health Starke Hospital parking area.
The event is free to the public with a limited number of free car seats to be distributed on a first come, first served basis to any child who is currently in a car seat that is deemed inappropriate by the technician. Children must be present and restrained in a car upon arrival at the event. At the event, a certified technician will check the installation of the car seat in the vehicle and will also check to see if the current car seat is a proper fit for the child. Existing car seats are checked for any cracks, wear or recalls.
Look for the “Safe Kids” van at IU Health Starke Hospital and have your car seat checked.