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Tolland CT Free Child Identification Clinic

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On Saturday, May 15, 2010 The Tolland Fire Department, Inc., will offer a free child car seat safety inspection and a child identification clinic at the Merrow Road fire station, 191 Merrow Road, in Tolland.

Trained TFD personnel and representatives of the national organization "Safe Kids" will inspect child car seats at the fire station and offer advice on proper use from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The inspection generally takes less than 30 minutes. Residents should bring the child who uses the seat with them to the inspection. Research shows that proper child restraints provide the best protection for all children up to age 8. After age 8, seat belts provide the best protection.

On the same day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. TFD personnel and the Connecticut Masons will conduct a ‘Child Identification Program.' The Masonic program is the most comprehensive child identification and recovery program in the country. It employs a variety of techniques, including photographs and fingerprints, to record a child's unique physical characteristics. All of the identifying items are given to the child's family for safekeeping at the time of collection. Each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or adult legal guardian to register for processing. The program is sponsored locally by Connecticut Freemasons, Fayette Lodge #69, A.F. & A.M.

The Merrow Road fire station is located at the corner of Rhodes Road and Merrow Road, across from Meeting House Commons.

The Car Seat Safety Check will be held at the fire station.

The Child Identification Clinic will be held next door at the Fire Department's Training Center.

Contact for this Release:
John C. Littell
Fire Chief
Public Safety Supervisor
Emergency Management Director
Town of Tolland
21 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT 06084
Phone: 860-871-3677