Car accidents continue to be a leading cause of death for children. In 2019, an average of 2 children under 13 years of age were killed every day while riding in vehicles. Additionally, in 2019 an estimated 374 children were injured. 38% of those children who died in 2019 were unrestrained.
Child Passenger Safety Week
This week, September 19th – September 25th 2021, kicks off Child Passenger Safety Week, a nationwide effort to make sure children are properly and safely restrained inside vehicles. At Home Hazard Prevention, our nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians are available for car seat installations, inspections, and to guide caregivers in selecting the best car seat that meets their needs. When installed correctly, car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury in a car accident by up to 71% (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Our Favorite Child Passenger Safety Tips
- Register your car seat with the car seat manufacturer so you are notified of any recalls or defects
- Stay up to date with latest car seat safety trends and guidelines. One of our favorite car seat educational sites is Car Seats for the Littles. They are a community-driven, education-oriented organization staffed by Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the U.S. and Canada advocating to make every child’s ride in the car safer. (csftl.org)
- Check in with a local certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at each age/growth stage in your child’s life. Home Hazard Prevention Child Passenger Safety Technicians are available to check your child’s height and weight, adjust the car seat straps, recommend an appropriate car seat position within your vehicle, and also advise on forward facing vs. rear facing car seat guidelines. Not local to us? Find a your local certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at https://cert.safekids.org/get-car-seat-checked
Highlighting Child Passenger Safety Week
As we highlight Child Passenger Safety Week, we would love to answer your car seat questions and see pictures of your kiddos properly restrained in their car seat!
Do you have questions about what type of car seat your kiddo should be using? A booster seat? A convertible car seat? Should you use the L.A.T.C.H. system or the traditional seatbelt? Do you need to attach the tether?
Have you done an exceptional job installing your car seat and want to show us? Do you need another set of eyes to double check how your car seat is installed or how your kiddo fits while sitting in their car seat? Snap a picture, send it to us, or tag us on Facebook, and one of our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will respond!
‘Safety Nick’, as he is affectionately known, is the owner and operator of Home Hazard Prevention, LLC (HHP). As a professional firefighter in the Valley since 2005 with an extensive background in responding to and preventing emergencies, Nick felt that it was time to help the citizens of Maricopa and Pinal Counties learn how to be safe and protect their loved ones in a proactive manner. In 2012, HHP was launched. With the support of his wonderful (and understanding!) wife and two beautiful children, Nick works tireless hours, not only to help save your family’s lives, as a firefighter and a community safety expert, but also to be able to spend quality time with his family. Nick moved to Arizona over 20 years ago and enjoys exploring our great state with his family.
Be sure to contact Home Hazard Prevention for any of your family or business safety needs. From mobile CPR training to car seat education to infant safety (and much more!) HHP is here to help! Remember, a complete safety program does not have to be expensive or time-consuming. There is no one more qualified than a group of professional firefighters to keep your family safe! (480) 448-0266 or Nick@HomeHazardPrevention.com
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