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940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804

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January 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sheriff's Office, Blount County Fire Department to hold child safety seat clinic Friday

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong and Blount County Fire Chief Doug McClanahan announced today the two agencies will conduct a child safety seat clinic Friday, Feb 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m.

The clinic will be held at the Blount County Justice Center, located at 940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Trained and certified child passenger safety seat technicians will be on hand to provide child car seat installation. The clinic is an opportunity to make sure the child safety seat fit their vehicle, their child, and are safely and securely anchored in the vehicle.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office and the Blount County Fire Department hold monthly child safety seat clinics scheduled jointly throughout 2017 on the following dates, times, and locations:
" Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Blount County Fire Department Station 2, 2549 E. Broadway Avenue, Maryville.
" Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blount County Fire Department Station 2.
" Friday, May 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. Blount County Justice Center.
" Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blount County Fire Department Station 2.
" Saturday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blount County Fire Department Station 2.
" Friday, August 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Blount County Justice Center.
" Friday, September 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Blount County Fire Department Station 2.
" Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blount County Fire Department Station 2.
" Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blount County Fire Department Station 2.
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14. Nationwide, nearly 1.5 million children are passengers in vehicle crashes each year. Studies prove child safety seats reduce the likelihood of infants (under one year) being killed in a vehicle crash by 71 percent and toddlers (one to four years old) by 54 percent.

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