Quarterly CCCFPD Child Passenger Safety Event Scheduled For June 26th In Concord
Contra Costa County Fire will have a child passenger safety seat installation event scheduled for June 26th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in Concord. If you live in Contra Costa County and would like to schedule a free child seat check-up and inspection of your car seat, please call (925) 941-3326 or send an e-mail to [email protected] We will contact you to confirm your appointment time and location. For this event you will have a one hour appointment window with a car seat technician from the Fire Department.
We are excited to add another much needed service to the communities we serve. We are able to provide this new service by joining the John Muir Health Child Safety Coalition; a group of local organizations committed to child safety. This group works together throughout Contra Costa County to offer car seat check-ups & inspections in different locations with various scheduling options for the public.
Since properly securing every child passenger is California State Law, neighborhood fire stations across the State have been receiving requests for help to ensure safe installation of child passenger seats. To do this, a National Certification is required to become a “Child Passenger Safety Technician” or CPST. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s Child Passenger Safety Program has certified technicians on duty each day who have obtained the CPST 2 year certification. Certification requires 40 hours of classroom and hands on instruction, culminating with each student needing to properly perform a series of different types of installations and inspections all performed under the watchful eye of a master instructor.
Our program which began in August 2011, is now an important part of the many outreach programs that the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District offers to the communities we serve.
In a time when this type of program is being cut from other public safety agency budgets, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District sees the importance and peace of mind this service provides to new families. We are hopeful that we can continue to provide this service in the future at no cost to the public.