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Free Community Child Car Seat Check, March 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 19, 2010


ANCHORAGE, AK - Did you know that most families are using car seats incorrectly? Certified child passenger safety technicians will examine child car seats March 20 to ensure Alaskan children are buckled up safely. Also, 20 booster seats will be available with a $10 donation. And low-income families can purchase child car seats on a sliding-fee scale. Children must be present.

Event details:
Who: Alaska Division of Public Health, Alaska Highway Safety Office, Alaska Injury Prevention Center, Safe Kids Alaska, Anchorage Fire Department
What: Free Community Child Car Seat Check
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 20, 2010
Where: Anchorage Fire Department Station No. 12, 7920 Homer Drive

For more information, call Alaska Injury Prevention Center at 929-3939 or Safe Kids Alaska at 212-3194, www.carseatsak.org.

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Safe Kids Alaska works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability to children ages 1 to 14. Its local members include APD, AFD, Alaska Injury Prevention Center, State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Sales & Service, FedEx, and State Farm Insurance. Safe Kids Alaska is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Alaska was founded in 1987 and is led by Providence Alaska Medical Center.

Providence Alaska Medical Center is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about PAMC, visit: www.providence.org/alaska<http://www.providence.org/alaska>.

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