Rock Island Fire Dept. hosts final car seat check of the year

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - Saturday, Nov. 10th is the last day of car seat inspections for the year at the Rock Island Fire Department.

The fire department teams up with the Illinois Department of Transportation to give the people of the Quad Cities somewhere to go and make sure they're transporting their children as safe as possible.

Firemen help visitors go through a checklist to make sure the car seat is taken care of in every way, and it teaches the car owner what to look for with their car seat from that point on.

Assistant Chief of the Rock Island Fire Department, Bob Graff, says even people who have missed the safety checks can reach out and the department will do their best to help.

Really seem to get parents coming in after work and grandparents during the day, and we're more than happy to do that at any time," said Asst. Chief Graff. "This is just to get the word out that you can stop by, call the main number, and we'll schedule a time for someone to get in."

Asst. Chief Graff continued by saying it isn't a long process and it's always worth the trip to ensure your child is as safe as possible.

"Car seat safety is one of the single most important things you can do for your young child's vehicle safety," he said. "It only takes 20-30 minutes, and you'll leave knowing that this part of your child's safety is taken care of."