GERMANTOWN — Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett announces that the Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Child Safety Seat Check event to take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at the Germantown Central School, (Main Street Entrance).
Parents and caregivers will receive one-to-one installation guidance and safety education from nationally certified child passenger safety technicians at no charge. Child seats will be provided, (while supplies last), to low-income families who have a need for a child safety seat(s) and meet guidelines set by the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
Guidelines to meet before a child safety seat is provided:
n Applicant must have his or her vehicle present
n Applicant must meet income eligibility requirements;
n Applicant must receive education on child passenger safety;
n Applicant must complete the manufacturer’s warranty card;
n Applicant must sign an agreement form and waiver of liability form.
You can call a certified child passenger safety technician at 518-828-3344 for more information or visit the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office website at www.columbiacountysheriff.us/childseatsafety.html.
To learn more about child passenger safety or to find a technician or an inspection station at any time, go to www.nhtsa.gov, click on the child passenger safety icon, and then click on the Fitting/ Inspection Station link or go to www.seatcheck.org.