Alberta Health Services car seat technicians were in Fort Saskatchewan last weekend to help some of the city’s youngest passengers travel safely.
The Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society hosted a free car seat clinic on Saturday (Jun.9), where three AHS technicians inspected car seats for installation problems, past-due expiry dates and other potential safety issues.
“Last fall, we did a car seat clinic and we had a number of people come through. And we didn't have enough slots for the people that were waiting to do the car seat clinic. So we partnered with Alberta Health Services to send out some technicians,” said Patti Lamoureux, a Familes First home support worker who was volunteering at the day’s event.
Most of the car seats checked on Saturday passed inspection.
“And fortunately, there's only been a few car seats that the've had to install properly,” Lamoureux said.
Parents Jane and Kevin Ma dropped by the clinic with their 14-month-old daughter, Josie.
“We want our kids to be safe in the car," Kevin said, adding that they discovered at the clinic that Josie’s car seat was a little bit big for her.
Jane said the technicians gave them some good suggestions for keeping Josie safe in her seat.
The car seat clinic coincided with the Families First bike safety rodeo held nearby.