Northwest NEWS

July 16, 2001


Child car seat inspections and bicycle helmet fitting in Issaquah on July 20

Eastside Fire & Rescue is teaming up with King County Emergency Medical Services to provide free child car seat inspections and proper bicycle helmet fitting for children on July 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fred Meyer Store in Issaquah. Seats can be checked without the child, but a more complete check can be done when children are present. For rear-facing car seats, bring two bath towels that will be used to help install the seat at the proper angle.
   recline. (F.Y.I.- Rear facing seats should be used for all babies under 1
   year and/or under 20 lbs.)
   Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Sale - Firefighters with Eastside Fire will be
   properly fitting bicycle helmets on anyone who either brings their own
   helmet or would like to purchase a helmet for $6.00. Firefighters see an
   increase in bicycle injuries during the summer months. Drop by with your
   child and a helmet so we can show you how your helmet should be properly
   If you have questions about either one of these programs, please contact the
   Public Education Division of Eastside Fire & Rescue at (425) 837-3124.