Miami Beach

Is your kid’s car seat installed properly? A firefighter can check

Charlton Price, Miami Beach Fire Rescue Captain, takes a picture with a student group during an event where fire department personnel and city officials celebrated the the Miami Beach Fire department’s 95th anniversary at their headquarters on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Charlton Price, Miami Beach Fire Rescue Captain, takes a picture with a student group during an event where fire department personnel and city officials celebrated the the Miami Beach Fire department’s 95th anniversary at their headquarters on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. rkoltun@elnuevoherald.com

Miami Beach firefighters will be available Tuesday morning for voluntary checks of whether drivers have properly installed car seats.

From 9 a.m. to noon at Fire Station One, 1051 Jefferson Ave., the Miami Beach Fire Department will host the checkup.

“We want all of our children to be as safe as possible in vehicles and urge our community to pay us a visit to verify the safety of their car seats,” said Charlton Price, Miami Beach fire captain and public information officer.

Checkups will be conducted by Miami Beach firefighters who have undergone 40 hours of training to be certified technicians for safety seats.

Three of every four car seats are installed improperly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Joey Flechas: 305-376-3602, @joeflech

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