Child Safety Seat Inspection Program opens new home in Garwood

UNION COUNTY – Union County’s popular free Child Safety Seat Inspection Program officially opened its new home at the Garwood Rescue Squad today, with a ribbon cutting.

Trained Union County personnel and a participating toddler demonstrated how parents and other caregivers can learn to ensure that their seat is properly installed and that their child is safely secured.

Union County began offering the Seat Inspection Program in 1999 in response to evidence showing that the overwhelming majority of child seats are installed improperly. Since then, thousands of Union County residents have used this free service to help ensure their child’s safety on the road.

The program is credited with saving at least one life, when a toddler survived a 2008 vehicle rollover shortly after the seat was properly adjusted.

The Garwood Rescue Squad is located at 401 2nd Ave., Garwood.       The Seat Inspection Program will open to the public at its regular time, at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Regular hours for the program will be Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This week only — Feb. 4 and 5 — the program will be open until 12:30 p.m.