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CAR SEAT SAFETY
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Safe Kids Connecticut provides car seat checks throughout the state, as well as fitting stations.

Fitting stations exist in different locations throughout the state, mostly in police and fire departments.  The fitting stations have all of the needed materials to check child safety seats as well as certified personnel.  

Parents should call to set up an appointment, as many fitting stations check seats on certain days of the week.  Although the large clinics do still occur throughout the state, fitting stations are often more convenient for parents.

In order to allow enough time for your seats to be checked, please arrive early as it takes about hour to check each car seat in your vehicle.

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Click for information on selecting, securing and installing a car seat.  

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2014 CAR SEAT CHECK EVENTS
Scheduled as of May 28, 2014,  (Schedule Subject to Change)

 

 

July 26th, 2014

12:30pm-3:30pm

Manchester Police Department

48 Spencer Street, Manchester CT

*No appointment needed

 

July 27, 2014

10:00am- 2:00pm

Guilford Wal-Mart

900 Boston Post Road, Guildford CT

*No appointment needed

 

July 29th, 2014

1:00pm-4:00pm

Connecticut Children's Injury Prevention Center

12 Charter Oak Place, Hartford CT

*To make an appointment, please call Luis at 860-837-5329

 

August 6, 2014

4:00pm-6:30pm

CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation

Saint Francis Hospital Hartford Campus

260 Ashley Street, Hartford CT 

 

August 15, 2014

9:00am-12:00pm

Connecticut Children's Primary Care Center

76 New Britain Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

*To make an appointment, please call Luis at 860-837-5329

 

 

 

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2014 CAR SEAT CLASSES
Please check  cert.safekids.org to register for a class and for additional class details. All classes require a $85 certification fee, plus a local fee.

 

June 16th - June 18th

8am-4pm daily

South Windsor Fire Headquarters

1175 Ellington Road, South Windsor CT

Instructor: Robin Bond

Phone: (860)-677-2551

robin.bond@southwindsor.org

 

 

July 24th - 27th

8am-5pm daily

Gales Ferry Fire Department

1772 Connecticut 12, Gales Ferry CT

Instructor: Esther Pendola

Phone: (860)-917-5508

little4esther@gmail.com

 

 

September 22nd- 25th

8am-4pm daily

Waterbury Police Training Center

240 Bank Street. Waterbury CT

Instructor: Pat Zainc

Phone: 203-346-3908

belt0001@aol.com

 

 

September 27th-28th

October 4th-5th

(Two consecutive weekends)

Saint Francis Hospital

114 Woodland Street, Hartford CT

Instructor: Marisol Feliciano

Phone: (860)-714-5808

mfelicia@stfranciscare.org


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CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY IN THE NEWS
Click on a topic below to read more.

Airbags and Children

Airbags, Safety Belts and Car Seats

Car Seat Measurements

Car Seat Safety Check: 8 Common Mistakes You Must Avoid
(Parents Magazine)

Child Restraint Laws (all states)

NHTSA Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings

NHTSA Child Restraint Misuse After a Crash

Spanish Language Educational Materials and Campaign


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