Lancaster EMS offers free car seat inspections to the public as part of an ongoing safety program.
Captain Amanda Mutterspo, a nationally certified child safety technician, will guide parents on properly adjusting a car seat to ensure child safety in a process that takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the vehicle and the number of car seats.
Bob Mae, executive director of the ambulance program in Lancaster, the county’s largest ambulance provider, said the program is part of the organization’s mission: prevention.
“Prevention is how we avoid calling 911,” Mae said.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019, car accidents killed more than 600 children under the age of 12 and injured more than 91,000. Of those killed, 38% were not buttoned up.
The program, launched two years ago, does not accept entries. Dates are required.
As long as the program is free, donations are accepted.