Information courtesy of Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office

VAN WERT — Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced his office will be holding its second child passenger safety event this month. The event will be on Saturday, March 11, at the Van Wert Fire Department, located at 515 E. Main St. in Van Wert. The event will be from 9 to 11 a.m.

Riggenbach stated that parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc., can stop at the Van Wert Fire Department and have their child passenger safety seat inspected to ensure the seat is properly installed and is the appropriate type of safety seat for the child using the seat.

Riggenbach highly recommends to families attending the child passenger safety seat events they bring their child(ren) with them to the event. This allows the Sheriff’s Office Car Seat Technician Deputy Colleen Wiley to ensure the child passenger safety seat is properly installed and is appropriate for that child.

During this inspection, Wiley will also be providing educational information for families about child passenger safety seats.

For more information about the upcoming child passenger safety seat events, citizens can contact Wiley at 419-238-3866.

Families who cannot attend the Van Wert event on March 11 can also contact Wiley to make an appointment to have their child passenger safety seat inspected.

The child passenger safety seat event is free to the public.