There are a lot of new parents out there, and having a kid is stressful. 2020 has added to that stress, and that leads to us forgetting the small things. This event is for everyone. Baby sitters, grandparents, caregivers, and anyone else.

The Rock Island Fire Department wants to make sure parents and kids are safe, the department is hosting a free car seat safety check on Saturday, Sept. 12., as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week.

If you or someone you know could use this service, it will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rock Island Fire Department’s Central Station, located at 1313 5th Ave, with no appointment needed.

There is a safety guide line due to Covid-19 stating that masks are required for everyone over the age of 2.

Parents and caregivers are asked to take advantage of this opportunity, and for the best results with this test it is encouraged that parents bring their child and any car seat manuals to assist in sizing the seat.

While this is an amazing event meant to help families there is bad news is, this will most likely be the Rock Island Fire Department’s only safety check of the year. So make sure you take advantage of the opportunity if you need it.

The Facebook page for the event went on to say,

For more information you can call Assistant Chief Robert Graff at 309-732-2800 or email

Even more information can also be found on here. 

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