Austin-Travis County EMS's Child Safety Programs provide free Infant Safety Education classes and car seat installation.
Call 512-972-SAFE (7233) or email Randy Chhabra for more information or to sign up for one of our classes or events.
Infant Safety Education
Educate yourself and learn how to protect your child in our FREE Infant Safety Education class for expectant families or parents and caregivers of children under 12 months. Our Infant Safety Education classes include:
• Child passenger Safety—car seat installation, Laws and why it is so important to use your seat properly
• Safe Sleep education—review of best practices and current dangerous behaviors noted within our community
• Infant CPR/Choking Awareness—hands-on activity so families can be better prepared in the event of an emergency
Car Seat Checks
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. The use of child safety seats is extremely effective and reduces the risk of death by as much as 71%, yet nearly 73% of child restraints are not installed or used correctly. Our goal is to make sure that every child is fully protected when riding in a car by providing free Car Seat Safety Checks monthly at various locations around Austin and Travis County. Our Child Passenger Safety program has 20 certified techs who participate in 2-3 seat check events every month. Parents have the opportunity to bring their car seat in to be inspected and ensure it is the correct type of seat and installed properly in the vehicle. Along with this, we provide families with car seats if they are in need of one.