If you find yourself making some of these common errors, donít worry! Installing a child safety seat can be challenging, but there are lots of resources to help. Do your best to correct these errors on your own with the help of your child safety seat and vehicle manuals. If you are still unsure, consult a trained child passenger safety technician at a local car seat check point. This person can show you how to correct errors and achieve an optimal, secure installation. 
Basic Car Seat Safety
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Safe Kids of Fairfield County Coalition
All meetings are held on the 3rd Floor at the Fairfield County District Library @ 11:30AM
2018 Meeting Dates
January 10th
February 14th
March 14th
April 11th
May 9th
June 13th
July 11th
August 8th
September 12th
October 10th
November 14th
December 12th
Ann Probasco
President Coordinator
Sandy Smith
Vice President Coordinator
Marilyn Steiner + Resa Tobin
Preventing Falls at Home
Fairfield Co. Family, Adult and Children First Council
831 College Ave., Suite C , Lancaster, OH 43130
Hours: Please call for an appointment
Phone: 740-652-7282
Contact: Ann Probasco

AAA Ohio Auto Club - Lancaster
714 N. Memorial Dr., Lancaster, Ohio
Hours: Please call for an appointment
Phone: 740-653-0912
Contact: Natalie Massie

Violet Twp Fire Department
8700 Refugee Rd., Pickerington, OH 43147
Hours: Call to schedule an appointment
Phone: 614-837-4123
Common Car Seat
Cold weather is here and with cold weather many people are turning on heaters, furnaces, fireplaces and other sources of heat.  Fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they also underscore an important necessity in the home: the need for a carbon monoxide alarm. Carbon monoxide poisoning can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters, clothes dryers, or cars left running in garages. At its worst, carbon monoxide can cause severe side effects or even death, Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and DEADLY.

Here are some helpful tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home:

Make sure your home has a carbon monoxide alarm.
As with smoke alarms, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home, especially near sleeping areas, and keep them at least 15 feet away from fuel-burning appliances.

Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms, and vice versa.
Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are available.

Don't use a grill, generator or camping stove inside your home, garage or near a window.

If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it.
Don't leave a car, SUV or motorcycle engine running inside a garage.

If using gasoline-powered devices, store gasoline in a locked location where children cannot access it.
Keep only small quantities in an approved container that has child safety features.

Keep gasoline away from any source of heat, spark or flame.
Even common household appliances such as water heaters and clothes dryers can start a gasoline fire. Be sure to store your gasoline away from anything that could ignite it.

Young children are especially vulnerable to the effects of carbon monoxide because of their smaller bodies. Children process carbon monoxide differently than adults, may be more severely affected by it, and may show signs of poisoning sooner.  Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea and drowsiness.

Learn More: Want to be a CO pro? Read more tips on how to keep your family safe.
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Childhood Injury Prevention Program
Ann Probasco, Coordinator /  P: 740-652-7282
The Childhood Injury Prevention Program provides a variety of child-centered injury prevention programming, including care seat safety checks and distribution of car seats and bicycle helmets; education and training on traumatic brain injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Childhood Injury Prevention Program and Safe Kids Coalition

Tessie Swain, FACF Council Interim Executive Director
P:  740-652-7283 /
Safe KIDS of Fairfield County Coalition