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Learning Your Car Seat? Here’s some local help!

From their website:


There is a NEW addition to the Car Seat Safety Program. It is an identification system for children in car seats or boosters called W.H.A.L.E. Check. W.H.A.L.E. stands for “ We Have a Little Emergency.” This is program is used in 35 states to help EMS and other first responders get help for children involved in a car crash. Please read the attached description.

What is WHALE Check (Posted on 1/29/09)


Car Seat Safety


If you are pregnant or the parent / guardian of an infant, toddler, or young child, the Health Department can provide a safe, new car seat or booster seat at low cost.

Eligibility is based on financial need.

  • 1. Call 726-1731 ext. 242 and make an appointment to bring your child to the Inverness office of the Health Department to attend a short car seat safety class.
  • 2. Safety seats are provided at the class, where you will learn how to use and install the appropriate car seat or booster for your child.
  • 3. The program provides only one safety seat per child.
    The Health Department also offers car seat check ups by appointment at the Inverness office.

A certified child passenger safety technician will check your child’s car seat for any current recalls, adjustments needed for safety and secure installation. Allow 20 minutes per car seat.