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Safe Kids Rutherford County





Spindale Fire Department is proud to be the lead agency for Safe Kids Rutherford & Polk Counties.  Our partnership with other local Fire Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, community, private, civic organizations and other individual volunteers from Rutherford and Polk Counties help to make up our membership.  Safe Kids Rutherford County has its own board of directors, Dr. Chris Burley is our agency coordinator.  

Programs offered by Safe Kids:

Operation Medicine Drop
Child Passenger Safety
The BRAKES program (Teen Driving)
Water Safety
Fire & Life Safety
Home Safety (Escape Plans, Smoke Alarms, furniture tethers)
Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety
and more.




CHILD PASSENGER SEAT INSPECTIONS
 



Child Passenger seat inspections are free & available by appointment only at the following Locations:
(***Please call first to make an appointment / Trained Child Passenger Technicians may only be available at certain times)
Forest City Fire Department (828) 245-2111
***Columbus Fire Department (828) 894-3667
***Lake Lure Fire Department (828) 625-9333
Spindale Fire Department (828) 286-3465







THE CPS DIVERSION PROGRAM 
DIVERSION IS HELD ON THE 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.
FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND LOCATION, CALL SAFE KIDS RUTHERFORD AT (828) 447-1866 
(Leave a message someone will return your call)



Please do not call the fire or police departments, they cannot assist you with the CPS diversion schedule.
Remember - "Be Nice" The Safe Kids volunteers are here to help educate you on child passenger safety, and assist with reducing injuries or even death to your child. Safe Kids did not issue you the citation.  This is a free service that could save you court costs and the amount of the traffic fine.  The Diversion process can take 1 hour or more of your time depending on the amount of participants, so pleasebe patient.    Failure to bring needed items are your individual responsibility.  The items listed below are mandatory with the regulations set forth by each local court system, If you fail to follow the rules, Safe Kids reserves the right to dismiss you from the program at their discretion, you will then be able to pay your fine to the court system.


* ITEMS YOU MUST HAVE WHEN YOU COME TO DIVERSION*
1 - THE CHILD OR CHILDREN THAT WERE IMPROPERLY RESTRAINED IN VEHICLE
2 - THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE
3 - THE CITATION
4- YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE
5 - THE VEHICLE YOU WERE DRIVING WHEN YOU RECEIVED THE CITATION
6 - APPROPRIATE CHILD PASSENGER SEAT, BOOSTER, ETC.


IF YOU ARRIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT WITHOUT ONE OF THE ABOVE ITEMS, SAFE KIDS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU WITH THE DIVERSION, AND YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO PAY THE FULL CITATION AMOUNT ON YOUR COURT DATE, NO EXCEPTIONS.






CPS Diversion - Safe Kids RC Donates new seats to D.S.S
Safe Kids Rutherford County - Donated 6 new seats to DSS officials at a recent CPS Diversion in March of  2017 (click) on the photo above to read more.




Safe Kids Seat Check Saturday, September 29, 2018 Staff & Volunteers from multiple agencies participated in the Safe Kids Rutherford  & Polk 
Child Passenger Seat event that was held at the old Ryan's parking lot in Forest City from 11a-2pm.  Thanks to everyone that came out. 

Safe Kids Rutherford County volunteers hosted the library's monthly Story Time on Tuesday October 9th 2018.  Featuring NFPA's 2018 theme "Look, Listen, Learn" Be aware, Fire can happen anywhere.  Safe Kids paired with Spindale Fire department on this event which included a book reading, and a tour of the station and a fire engine .  Participants received a Safe Kids activity sheet, plastic fire helmet, sticker & safe Kids glow in the dark wristband. 





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