Car Seat Installation Unit
This unit installs and inspects infant car seats free by appointment to all North Reading residents. Information about the program can be found at www.safekids.org
Currently we have two officers who have received National Certification from the “National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program” (CPS). If you would like to request an appointment please contact one of our technicians
Officer Keith Lamont at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-357-5087
Officer John Raso at JRaso@nrpd.org or 978-357-5087
“The National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program (CPS certification program) certifies people as child passenger safety technicians and instructors. Since the CPS certification program began in 1997, more than 126,000 people have successfully completed the CPS Certification Course, including 36,000 currently certified CPS technicians. Many technicians are trained health and safety professionals, others are parents, and some are volunteers. They all have one thing in common: they care deeply about kids and want to make sure they’re safe.
CPS technicians and instructors put their knowledge to work by conducting child safety seat checks, where parents and caregivers receive hands-on assistance for proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts. These dedicated technicians offer education, support and guidance in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The U.S. CPS certification program is widely considered to be the gold standard across the globe.” (cert.safekids.org)
Our CPS technicians are Officer Keith Lamont (certified since 2008 with over 165 checks/installs completed) and Officer John Raso who was recently certified and is now actively performing installations. Car seat installations and or checks will be available by appointment only.
Our CPS technicians report that there have been additional mass recalls on child safety seats throughout the US. The following link to the Mass.gov website has the current “NHTSA Child Safety Seat Recall List”.
If you need a car seat installed, have questions about an existing car seat or its safe installation please reach out to us. Click Here to see the video from the safekids.org website.
For more information on car seats or Automobile safety, Please click here to check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) website.