Friday, October 8, 2010
Fire Prevention, some informational websites and car seat tips
My husband was a volunteer fireman for 13 years. We always kept a plaque of this prayer on our wall.
There's a great web site for children to learn all about fire prevention, and what to do. If you have children check out this site. firesafety.gov. There are games, mazes, etc. Even a Jr. fireman certificate they can earn and you can print for them. Great learning opportunities.
Some car seat safety tips that are so important:
Be sure infants are always rear facing at a 45 degree angle. This allows them to keep an open airway.
Be sure to keep infants rear facing until they are 1 years old and at least 20 pounds.
Never place rear facing car seats in a front seat with an active air bag.
Children should stay in a car seat with a harness until they reach 40 pounds.
Be sure the car seat harness does not have any slack. But not so tight that it presses into a child's body.
Children should remain in booster seats until they are at least 8 years old, unless they are 4' 9" tall.
There is usually a person specially trained in car seats at your local police station. They are more then willing to help and check over your car seats. Give them a call if you have any doubts or questions. This is just a small part of a wealth of information they provide.
Some sites that are great to visit:
www.nhtsa.dot.gov National Highway traffic safety Administration
www.ntsb.gov National Transportation Safety Board
www.safekids.org National Safe Kids Campaign
www.saferidenews.com Safe Ride News
www.carseat.org SafetyBeltSafe USA
Let's not forget to stay current with school buses as well.
www.ncsbs.org The National Conference for School Bus Safety
www.stonline.com School Transportation News
Hope you will check out some or all of these sites and pass it on to friends and family. So much great information.
Have a great evening!