Orange Regional Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with the Goshen Police and Fire Departments, will offer a free child safety day for the community on Saturday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Goshen Fire Department located at 99 North Street.
Orange Regional’s Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be on hand to educate parents on proper installation and use of car safety seats and boosters. All expectant parents and parents of children up to 12 years old are welcome.
When selecting a car seat, child safety advocates do not recommend buying one used. Instead, parents are encouraged to purchase a new car seat that fits their child, upgrading regularly as kids grow older. New York state law requires that children under the age of eight must be secured in a child safety seat, although the state strongly recommends booster seats for older children who weigh more than 40 pounds.
The Village of Goshen Police department will provide a bike rodeo obstacle course. Please arrive prepared with bicycle.
The Goshen Fire Department will educate the community about on fire safety.
A teddy bear clinic and raffles prizes will also be available during the event.
For more information on Orange Regional services, visit www.ormc.org/InjuryPrevention.
Orange Regional is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.