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Child passenger safety checks offered Friday


The Fayetteville Fire Department is partnering with Safe Kids Worldwide to host a Child Passenger Safety Check from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Target parking lot at 2056 Skibo Road.

Certified technicians will be available to check car seats and answer questions.

The service is  free, according to a news release.

Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers, but more than half of car seats are not installed properly, the release said.

Three Fayetteville fire stations serve as permanent car seat check stations. Parents can call the nearest station to request a car seat check from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Appointments may change because of emergency responses, the release said.

  • Station 3, 3225 Rosehill Road,: 910-433-1733.
  • Station 9, 5091 Santa Fe Drive: 910-433-1739.
  • Station 12, 911 Hope Mills Road: 910-433-1008.

For more information, call Jeffery E. Tenner, fire and life safety educator with the Fayetteville Fire Department, at 910-433-1115.

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