Child Safety Day has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Madison County Senior Center.
The program is planned and sponsored by the Pilot Club of Madison County utilizing a grant from Jackson County EMC Operation Round-up. Co-operating agencies include the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS/EMT Office, Madison County Coroner’s Office and Randall Townley of the North Georgia Rural Roads Initiative.
Child Safety Day will be divided into three activities:
•Child passenger seat checks will be conducted by certified checkers to determine if seats are on recall, out of date, damaged or fit the child. Seats will then be checked for correct installation. Seats not installed correctly will be reinstalled and any seat which does not meet all requirement for child safety will be replaced free of charge, officials said.
•The Georgia Child Identification Program (GACHIPS) is a public safety program offered by the Freemasons of Georgia. At no charge to parents, GACHIPS prepares a small computer disk that includes: full color digital photos of various poses, a complete set of digital fingerprints, information about the child and a laminated ID card.
The computer disk prepared at the event is given to the parent and all data will be permanently erased after the child’s document is prepared, officials said.
•A Bike Rodeo will also be held. Children should bring their bicycles for a safety check and participation in safety events. Helmets will be fitted and replaced free of charge when needed. A safety program will be presented. A drawing for a bike will be held for all participants who bring their bike and take part.
Parents or guardians, the child and the vehicle in which the seat will be installed must be present for the child passenger seat check. Parents or guardians must be present for the GACHIPs program and an adult must accompany children for the bike safety event.
For information, contact a Pilot Club member or Sue Stone at 706-788-3702.