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Car Seat Checks

Planning on traveling by road over the holidays? 

In order to continue providing the highest standards of service to our residents, the Okotoks Fire Department will be offering Car Sear Checks for already installed car seats this December with limited spaces available to book. Please call 403-995-6319 for more information and to book your space on one of the following dates:

  • FULLY BOOKED Friday, December 10 – morning
  • FULLY BOOKED Sunday, December 12 – afternoon
  • FULLY BOOKED Tuesday, December 14 – morning
  • FULLY BOOKED Saturday, December 18 - morning
  • FULLY BOOKED Tuesday, December 21 - afternoon

Proper car seat installation is important!

Your car seat is one of the most crucial pieces of safety equipment you’ll ever own. After all, you’re putting your most precious cargo in it. But is it installed correctly?

Common mistakes:

  • Seat not tightly secured to the vehicle (moves more than 2.5 cm in any direction)
  • Position of the shoulder straps
  • Harness not snug

Transport Canada points out that every year about 10,000 children 12 or under are injured (some of them fatally) in traffic collisions in Canada and that surveys show that as many as one third of Canadian children are not properly restrained when they’re traveling in motor vehicles.