There will be a car seat check Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Denny Ford Lincoln, 625 W. Seventh St. in Rolla. The Missouri Masonic Family along with the Rolla Fire Department and Law Enforcement will be on hand to further ensure the safety of the area children free of charge.
Parents can also participate in the MoChip program.
The peace of mind MoChip provides to Missouri families in invaluable. The program consists of five major components, digital photographs, digital fingerprints, vital child information and emergency contacts, a dental bite impression and two laminated ID cards. Information is burned onto a CD that is compatible with the Amber Alert system.
No parent wants to believe that the unimaginable could happen to them, though nearly 2,000 children are reported missing or abducted in the United States each day.
On the day of the event, parents are urged to gather pertinent information such as doctor, dentist, and emergency contact and phone numbers. Information collection forms and permission slips can be downloaded from the mochip.org web site and filled out ahead of time. Height charts and scales are available at the event to facilitate the most current details regarding your child. Security and privacy are of utmost importance. All information and specimens are collected on site, prossed and provided to the parent or legal guardian in a yellow envelope. At the end of the event, databases are erased.
Rolla Fire Department will be available to check car seats for proper installation and to insure seats meet current guidelines. For additional information, please contact Denny or Lisa at Denny Ford Lincoln 573-364-1211.