The West Fargo Fire Department and West Fargo Police Department are now free car seat safety checks from certified staff.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, using the right car seat is the best way to keep a child safe in the car and more than half of car seats are used or installed incorrectly. Because correctly used and installed safety seats can reduce the risk of death by up to 71%, Community Risk Reduction Specialist Travis Olson and firefighter Ben Herbst attended a Safe Kids Worldwide training sponsored by State Farm to receive the National Child Passenger Safety certification and expand the service in the City of West Fargo. The West Fargo Police Department also has five certified staff on hand to complete safety checks.

To schedule a car seat safety check appointment, call the West Fargo Fire Department at (701) 433-5380 or the West Fargo Police Department at (701) 433-5500. For more information on car seat checks, go to https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-fargomoorhead.

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