Accidents highlight need for properly installing car seats
Riley Fire Department
In partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), Riley Fire Department members would like to remind child passenger seat owners of the free child seat inspection stations available in their community.
Proper child seat usage saves lives, and knowing how to install a child seat and when to transition to the next available seat is important. Authorized child seat inspection stations can provide free inspections, valuable information and resources to help keep your child safe, according to a department press release today.
"For the past several years, Riley and Honey Creek Fire Departments have partnered together to protect Hoosier children while traveling on our nation’s busy highways," Kevin Murphy, public safety and education officer, said, noting that both departments have established a child safety seat inspection station that operates during normal business hours. "This child safety seat inspection station is staffed by several nationally certified child passenger safety technicians who will inspect your car seats and instruct families on how to properly secure them in their vehicles."
Parents and caregivers can call the Riley Fire Department at 812-894-3610 to schedule an appointment to have their car seat installation checked. Also, adults will be provided material and instruction on proper child passenger safety and car seat installation.
For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please visit: http://www.in.gov/cji/2383.htm.
For a complete list of child seat inspection stations offered across the state and available throughout the year – broken down by county, please visit: http://www.childseat.in.gov.
To learn more about Riley Fire Department, please visit: www.rileyfire.com.
The Indiana State Department of Health
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health has received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids as part of the CDC’s Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States program.
“As we have seen here in Indiana, opioid overuse is a problem that many people struggle with,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “This funding will help us gather data to inform strategies on how to prevent opioid overdoses.” Dr. Adams is also a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention, which was created by Governor Mike Pence to combat drug abuse and addiction in Indiana.
The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has expanded its Prevention for States program to an additional 13 states this year to help turn the tide on the prescription drug overdose epidemic. Funding will support enhancements to INSPECT, the Indiana prescription drug monitoring program at the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency; improvements to opioid prescribing practices, prevention efforts at the state and community levels to address new and emerging problems related to prescription drug overdoses and a partnership with the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health to evaluate opioid prescribing practices in Indiana.
The Indiana State Department of Health will use this funding to expand the Indiana Violent Death Reporting System. The expansion will provide additional data regarding opioid overdose at the county level and will help inform prevention efforts and expand use of data for public health surveillance.
The Prevention for States program is a part of CDC’s ongoing efforts to scale up prevention activities as part of a national response to the opioid overdose epidemic. Prevention for States provides resources and support to advance comprehensive state-level interventions for preventing prescription drug overuse, misuse, abuse and overdose.
For more information about Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States, visit http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/states/state_prevention.html.
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