First Posted: 1/15/2009
LUMBERTON -- Lumberton parents and caregivers can now get assistance with their car seat installation or have child safety seat questions answered at a new permanent checking and inspection station at the Lumberton Central Fire Station.
The station was funded by a $5,000 Governor's Highway Safety Program grant awarded the Lumberton Fire Department through North Carolina Safe Kids. The money helped provide child seats and other supplies for the permanent inspection station that began operations Monday.
National certified technicians will be available by appointment Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. at the station located at 600 N. Cedar Street to provide child safety seat inspections and child passenger safety training. Appointments can be made by calling Deputy Chief Paul Ivey and Jackie O'Neil, department executive secretary, at 671-3860, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We're primarily a checking/inspection station,” Ivey said. “We can't let them leave here with a bad seat. Then we have to try to provide them with one.”