Who will secure the scene if you are in a car accident? Who will put out a fire at your home? If you or a loved one suffers an injury, who will render first aid and take you to the hospital? Click on the links below to learn more about the many public safety agencies that serve Harrisonburg and surrounding communities.
When you put your child in a safety seat, are you sure that the child is truly safe? After all, many child safety seats contain defects that harm children or expose them to a greater risk of injury in a crash. For instance, in July, Graco will begin a recall of 25,000 of its seats. To find out if your child’s safety seat has been recalled, check out the NHTSA’s easy-to-use recall database.
You can also get your child’s safety seat inspected and learn more about how to transport your child safely by setting up an appointment with Ariel Rodriguez, the Harrisonburg Fire Department’s child safety seat technician. Call (540) 810-0527 or e-mail Ariel.Rodriguez@harrisonburgva.gov.
Ariel holds the appointments at HFD Station 4. They are available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Harrisonburg Fire Department also offers evening classes and many car seat checkup events throughout the year.Find Out More on harrisonburgva.gov
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Everyone can do their part to increase safety in our communities. When we join together, we can form a safety network. If you are an individual or organization that is involved in a safety or wellness initiative in the Shenandoah Valley, please feel free to add our “Committed to Safety” online badge to your website.