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AMR's New Clackamas Operations Center to Host Free Car Seat Checkup Event - 11/09/18

(Portland, Oregon)  – While car seats decrease the risk of fatal injury by 71% among infants, and 54% among children between ages 4 to 8, according to Safe Kids Worldwide only one out of every four car seats are used or installed correctly.

 

AMR is hosting a car seat checkup event, in partnership with the OHSU Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Center, at their Clackamas, Oregon Operations.  The event is on Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Families can expect nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians to show parents and caregivers how to correctly install, use, and register their car seats. The event is open to the public on a first come first served basis.  Location:

 

AMR Clackamas Operations

November 10, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

12438 SE Capps Road

Clackamas, OR 97015

 

To help ensure the best fit, parents and caregivers should bring their child, their car seat instructions, the vehicle owner’s manual, and attempt to install your car seat prior to arriving at the event. 

For more information, facts, and safety tips regarding car seats, visit https://www.safekids.org/safetytips.  For additional on car seat events in the Portland area to www.childsafetyseat.org.  Note: each car seat check takes about 40 minutes. 

 

This will be the first community event hosted at AMR’s new Clackamas Operations Center since it opened earlier this year. The facility, which houses 68 emergency vehicles in AMR’s Clackamas Operations, 36 vehicles in the Special Services Division, two River Rescue Program ambulances, and the National College of Technical Instruction/College of Emergency Services NW Headquarters.  The facility, approximately 31,000 square feet, will also be utilized for a variety of community safety trainings, meetings, and events.

 


 

About Safe Kids Portland Metro – serving Clackamas and Multnomah Counties

Safe Kids Portland Metro works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Its members include AMR NW (Lead), Clackamas County Drive to Zero, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU, Oregon Poison Center, Randall Children’s Hospital, Think First Oregon, Trauma Nurses Talk Tough at Legacy Emanuel and more.  Safe Kids Portland Metro is a coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide, a network of national and global organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Portland Metro was founded in 2006 and is led by American Medical Response NW. For more information, visit www.safekidsoregon.org and www.safekids.org 

 

About American Medical Response (www.amr.net), America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in the U.S. More than 25,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals, with a fleet of 4,100 vehicles, transport more than four million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. Locally, AMR provides ambulance services in Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark Counties. AMR and its predecessor companies have served Portland area communities since 1913.

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