During the month of January, fire agencies across Oregon will be hosting Child Passenger Safety Clinics at fire stations for the public. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers from the Child Safety Seat Resource Center will be available at the clinics to work one-on-one with parents and caregivers to correctly install and inspect child safety seats. Each seat takes about 30 minutes to install and check for damage, size, and age appropriateness.
Click here to access the January and February 2011 safety clinic schedule.
During January 2011, the following safety clinics will be held locally:
- January 6th: Newberg Fire Department, 5pm – 7pm, Fire Station #20, 414 E 2nd Street, Newberg, OR
- January 8th: Hillsboro - Tuality Health Education Center, 9am – 11am, Tuality Parking Garage - 334 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro, OR
- January 13th: Scappoose Fire Station, 4pm – 6pm, 52751 Columbia River Hwy, Scappoose, OR
- January 15th: Beaverton Police at Beaverton City Hall, 9:00am – 12:30pm, Beaverton City Hall - NW Parking Lot - 4755 SW Griffith Dr. Beaverton, OR 97005
- January 15th: Clackamas Fire District #1 - Station #3, 10am – 12pm, Station #3: 2930 SE Oak Grove Blvd. Milwaukie, Or.
- January 22nd: Portland - American Medical Response, 10am – 1pm, 1 SE 2nd Ave. Portland 97214
- January 26th: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, 3pm – 5pm, 1919 Ash Street, Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds you of the following important State of Oregon Child Occupant Protection Laws:
- Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh 40 pounds.
- Infants must ride rear facing until they reach both one year of age AND 20 pounds.
- Children over 40 pounds must use a booster seat until they are age 8 OR 4'9" in height.
- A child taller than 4'9" OR age 8 or older must be properly secured with the vehicle's safety belt. The child is properly secured if the lap belt is positioned low across the thighs and the shoulder belt is positioned over the collarbone and away from the neck.
The failure to properly use safety belts or child restraints is a Class D traffic violation with a $142.00 fine (ORS 811.210 and ORS 815.055, effective October 1, 2009).
Portland Fire & Rescue
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January 6, 2011