Coming Up – Car Seat Inspection Event in Concord (Must Make Appointment)

March 1, 2014 10:10 am · 26 comments

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is hosting a free car seat inspection event on Monday, March 17th from 9:30am to 12:30pm in Concord.

To schedule an appointment and get more information call 925-941-3326 or email childcarseat@cccfpd.org.

Each inspection can take up to 30-45 minutes and will include checking for safety recalls, education on safety features of the car seat and vehicle occupant protection systems, and answering any questions you may have.

Appointments are required for this event no drops can be accommodated.

The CCCFPD Child Passenger Safety Program is one of the many public outreach programs that the Fire District offers to the residents of Contra Costa.

photo credit: www.ConFireBlog.com

{ 26 comments }

1 Noj March 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Some folks may not be aware that if their vehicle, which is equipped with a child passenger restraint system, is involved in an accident, insurance companies are required to replace the child passenger restraint systems. This is true no matter how minor the impact:

Insurance Code Section 11580.011

11580.011. (a) As used in this section, “child passenger restraint system” means a system as described in Section 27360 of the Vehicle Code.

(b) Every policy of automobile liability insurance, as described in Section 16054 of the Vehicle Code, shall provide liability coverage for replacement of a child passenger restraint system that was damaged or was in use by a child during an accident for which liability coverage under the policy is applicable due to the liability of an insured.

(c) Every policy of automobile liability insurance that provides uninsured motorist property damage coverage, as described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 11580.26, shall provide coverage for replacement of a child passenger restraint system that was damaged or was in use by a child during an accident for which uninsured motorist property damage coverage under the policy is applicable due to the liability of an uninsured motorist.

(d) Every policy that provides automobile collision coverage, as described in Section 660, or every policy that provides automobile physical damage coverage, as described in Section 660, shall include a child passenger restraint system within the definition of covered property, if the child passenger restraint system was in use by a child during an accident or, if the child passenger restraint system was in the vehicle and it sustained a loss covered by the policy.

(e) Upon the filing of a claim pursuant to a policy described in subdivision (b), (c), or (d), unless otherwise determined, an insurer shall have an obligation to ask whether a child passenger restraint system was in use by a child during an accident or was in the vehicle at the time of a loss that is covered by the policy, and an obligation to replace the child passenger restraint system or reimburse the claimant for the cost of purchasing a new passenger restraint system in accordance with this section if it was in use by a child during the accident or if it sustained a covered loss while in the vehicle.

(f) An insured, upon acquiring a replacement child passenger restraint system, may surrender the child passenger restraint system that was replaced to the nearest office of the Department of the California Highway Patrol.

– Noj

2 Googlar March 1, 2014 at 11:33 AM

What every American citizen wants, a cop in their car.

3 Nicole March 1, 2014 at 12:03 PM

These programs are very helpful for those who need assistance.

Did I ever need this type of assistance. No I didn’t. But I’m glad they’re in place for those who will benefit for the safety of their children.

4 @ Googlar March 1, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Brilliant, it is the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District… You know, Firefighter

5 anon March 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Need an appointment ? Forget it.

6 Trust Us....It's for your safety March 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

There will be a County sheriff present to run plates and check for warrants. A drug-sniffing K-9 unit will also be present “for your safety”.

7 The Truth Hurts March 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

@ Trust Us—6

If you lead a law abiding life you wouldn’t have to worry about it, would you? What are you doing in your “spare time?”

8 waverunner March 1, 2014 at 3:19 PM

You people are ridiculous. Why does there have to be criticism for everything that might be of benefit to the public, and in this case, especially to parents?

The Mayor has put out a public service announcement that he didn’t have to post. Obviously those with the smart-ass comments have no children.

Thank you Mayor, for the posting.

9 Mitch March 1, 2014 at 4:17 PM

@ Waverunner—8

This is a blog. Don’t be so overly sensitive. Take the comments with a grain of salt. Or just read the news stories.

The Mayor knows he’s dealing with the general public. Why do you think he’s so lenient?

This is a worthy event that is beneficial to the safety of the children.

10 Cowellian March 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I have no way of knowing which Mitch posted, but I agree with post #9.

11 Monica March 1, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Cowellian’s odd obsession with Mitch is making people on Claycord feel uncomfortable. I don’t understand his mindset. (delete).

12 Cowellian March 1, 2014 at 10:20 PM

So, I agree with another poster, and Monica feels uncomfortable. There seems to be a lot of things that she doesn’t understand.

13 Atticus Thraxx March 1, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Monica the thing about the internet is there is almost no allowance for comfort. Enter at your own risk. You can wear a helmet if you think that’ll help.

14 Julie March 1, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Marianne, she’s not referring to you. The Mayor chose to post Monica’s comment, when she has delete included, which to me speaks volume. It’s usually the other way around.

I’m here for the stories. I really care about the community of Claycord.

15 Cat Wrangler March 2, 2014 at 2:03 AM

Hurray for the hero firefighters who are helping the public through this program!! This is a good program to help parents and caretakers know how to use car seats for optimum safety. Anyone who wants to criticize it has a right to do so but I question their motives (along with those who would speak negatively about Cowellian.) Cowellian is great! Our family loves his posts, quick wit and sense of reason.

16 Cowellian March 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Thank you!

17 Claire March 2, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I’m with Monica. She’s not the only one who’s noticed. Julie’s comment makes sense as well.

Atticus, you’re correct as well. But you have to use good judgment, and give people their space. Not everyone wants to “make friends” online.

Friends should be in your personal life, and for those who want to make friends online, enjoy. But respect the rights of others as well.

Cat Wrangler, Monica could be Mitch’s wife, or someone she grew up with. You’re not making any sense.

I understand why the Mayor posted Monica’s comment. She was trying to voice her concern without embarrassing anyone. I would think that’s why she included delete. Keep in mind, the Mayor decided to post, and I agree with his logic.

18 Cat Wrangler March 2, 2014 at 1:44 PM

A dear friend died while fighting fire. He gave his life 24/7 to help others. Whether on call at the station, or at home with his wife and children, he could be counted on by his neighbors, friends and community to come running to help in any situation. It was a normal day to see him carrying groceries from the car for elderly widows, moving their furniture, helping teach a teen how to change their oil or tire, comforting a child who fell while playing, sweeping glass off the street, collecting toys for Christmas gifts for children who didn’t have any, helping domestic disputes resolve peacefully, offering encouraging word and smile- all while not on call at the firehouse. While on call he was shot at, threatened, exposed to contagious disease, injured, burned, and at the end gave his all for the safety of his fellow firemen, California hillsides and homes and possessions of people that he did not know. He lived and died doing what he dreamed of doing his whole life – serving others and making a difference as a firefighter. Yes, he was a hero. Yes, firefighters are heroes. What may I ask have you done to make the world a better place?

19 Steve March 2, 2014 at 3:05 PM

@ Cat Wrangler—19

Huh? You’re wound too tight. Try relaxing a little.

20 Cowellian March 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Run for cover, Cat Wrangler, the gang with only one brain has you in their sights!

21 VikingPrincess March 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Odin’s Oats! What happened to this thread?

For a minute there I thought a care bear was going to jump out crying and playing a violin.

22 Cat Wrangler March 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM

My comments were in response to Jet’s negativity toward firefighters. I hoped my friend’s sacrifice would help Jets understand how much firefighters risk each time they serve the public. I doubt very much that those making negative comments about firefighter service have contributed much themselves to the public good. I wonder how the world will remember them and their life’s work when they die?

23 Cat Wrangler March 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

LOL Cowellian. TY for the warning. You are always a gentleman. :)

24 Bob March 2, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Cowellian, I haven’t been on Claycord in years (I remember when it started out with a smokestack), but it sounds like you’re lacking boundaries.

If you don’t practice respectful boundaries, you’ll irritate the living heck out of people.

I’m irritated by you already. This is 100% on you.

25 Cowellian March 2, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Welcome back, Bob. What brought you back to Claycord?

26 Duck March 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

“Cowellian Welcome back, Bob. What brought you back to Claycord? ”

I’m sure it has to be all of the helpful ,happy and upbeat people……….LMAO !!!

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