HCEC Free Car Seat Check-Up Event Scheduled Oct. 4

September 18, 2014

Traveling on the road can be dangerous, and Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) is teaming with Safe Kids to help prevent death and injuries to children by providing free car seat check-ups.

HCEC’s next scheduled Free Car Seat Check-Up Event will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 9am-12noon at Walmart (9235 N. Sam Houston Parkway, Humble, Texas 77396)

Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States and correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent, according to Safe Kids.

During a car seat check-up, technicians will help parents choose the right direction of a car seat, explain what car seat works best for the age and weight of a child, do an inch and pinch test, discuss when it’s time for a booster seat, and provide other tips and tricks along the way.

“We have a passion for helping people,” said Jeremy Hyde, Executive Director for HCEC. “By offering free programs like the Car Seat Check Ups, we are able to give back to the community we serve.”

For more information, call 281-449-3131 ext. 403, email aspoerle@hcec.com or visit the Safe Kids website at safekids.org.

About Harris County Emergency Corps

Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) is a nonprofit, EMS provider, responding to 9-1-1 emergency medical calls to approximately 400,000 citizens of Northern Harris County. HCEC is a premier emergency medical services organization committed to preserving lives through clinical excellence, progressive medicine, and professional service. For more information, visit www.hcec.com.