Boost Til 9 event takes place September 8
GILLETTE, WY –
Safe Kids Campbell County hosts its
Boost Til 9 child safety seat check event on Saturday, September 8, from 10 am-2 pm
at the Campbell County Public Health parking lot, 2301 S. 4-J Road in Gillette.
At this event, residents can have a child passenger safety technician check
their child’s booster seat or car seat to make sure it is up to
date and installed properly with no recalls. Thanks to a very generous
grant by Graco, Safe Kids Campbell County will have car seats and booster
seats available for those in need, making sure that every child will leave
safer than they arrived. Supplies are limited.
Participants are asked to bring the child, their current car seat and the
vehicle that they normally travel in for the check. Inspection time is
around 30 minutes.
Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 recommend
that kids use a booster seat until they are at least 4’9”
tall (57 inches) and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds. Children seated
in a booster seat in the back seat of the car are 45% less likely to be
injured in a crash than children using a seat belt alone. According to
Wyoming Child Restraint Laws, children must be in a child restraint (car
seat or booster seat) until they are 9 years old.
Safe Kids Campbell County provides the Campbell County, Wyoming community
with free car seat checks and much more to help educate our children on
preventing accidental injuries. Weekly car seat inspections are held on
Wednesdays by appointment at the Campbell County Health
Emergency Medical Services Base, 502 Stocktrail Avenue in Gillette, Wyoming. For the
month of August, Safe Kids is giving away free high back to low back booster seats to
those in need, while supplies last.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Safe Kids
Campbell County at 307.688.SAFE (7233) or visit