Shown at the Proclamation signing Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians: Brandi Adams-AFD Secretary, Tara Davis, Safe Kids Instructor & Leann Gilchrist, RN-JCHD, Jerry Abbott, AFD Fire Chief, and AFD firefighters Jake Babcock & Michael Grayson.
Altus Mayor David Webb has proclaimed September is National Child Passenger Safety Month; Sept. 6 through Sept. 12 as Child Passenger Safety Week; and Sept. 22 as National Seat Check Saturday.
The proclamation states, “Every year thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. For children age three and older, it is the leading cause of death. It is hard to overstate the toll this takes on families. Together we can put an end to this…We know that child safety seats help save lives and reduce injuries and are most effective when installed and used correctly. Sadly, nearly three out of four child safety seats are not used properly.”
“Altus is committed to working closely with our partners and safety advocates to help reduce the number of young lives lost on our roadways. Our goal is to educate parents and care givers on how to properly install and use child safety seats. During Child Passenger Safety Week, there will be hundreds of free child safety seat inspection stations set up across the country, and we encourage all parents and care givers to take advantage of this service and ensure that their children are getting the very best protection. To locate an inspection station in your area, go to ‘www.nhtsa.gov’.”