Antigo Fire Department Offers Car Seat Station Submitted: 01/09/2013
Story By Ryan Abney

ANTIGO - For new parents, safety can be a big concern. It's easy to assume your kids are out of harm's way when strapped in a car seat. But car seats aren't always installed the right way.

That's why Antigo's fire department hosts a fitting station that teaches people how to correctly install car seats.

Sheila Rine is a certified child seat technician in Antigo, and is quick to point out common mistakes parents make.

"You're not supposed to move it an inch, side to side; a lot of the times when you check them you can move them loosely. The straps are at or above their shoulders for rear facing or at or above for forward facing. There are a lot of technicalities that you have to look at."

Rine said keeping kids safe is the top priority.

"We just want the kids to be safe. The weather, the roads, the other vehicles…We just want kids to be in the safe seat in the correct way. And to just make sure to follow the rules…There is a law!"

The Antigo Fire Department holds a fitting station on the second Tuesday of each month at 4PM.

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