Austin-Travis County EMS's Child Safety Programs provide FREE monthly car seat installation events and infant safety education classes through our Safe Baby Academy.Click the "Book Now" button to register for an upcoming class or call 512-972-SAFE (7233). For more information contact EMSPubEd@austintexas.gov

Safe Baby Academy 

Educate yourself and learn how to protect your child in our FREE Safe Baby Academy class for expectant families or parents and caregivers of children under 12 months. Safe Baby Academy classes include:

1.  Child passenger Safety—car seat installation, Texas laws and why it is so important to use your seat properly.

2.  Home Safety - Discuss dangers found in homes and learn how to create a safe home environment.

3.  Water Safety - Discuss how to keep your children safe around water.

4.  Safe Sleep education—review of best practices and current dangerous behaviors noted within our community

5.  Infant CPR/Choking Awareness—hands-on activity so families can be better prepared in the event of an emergency

 

Safe Baby Academy is now online!  Click the "Book Now" button below to register for an online class.

 

 

Car Seat Checks

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. The use of child safety seats is extremely effective and reduces the risk of death by as much as 71%, yet nearly 73% of child restraints are not installed or used correctly. Our goal is to make sure that every child is fully protected when riding in a car by providing free Car Seat Safety Checks monthly at various locations around Austin and Travis County. Our Child Passenger Safety program has 20 certified techs who participate in 2-3 seat check events every month. Parents have the opportunity to bring their car seat in to be inspected and ensure it is the correct type of seat and installed properly in the vehicle. Along with this, we provide families with car seats if they are in need of one. UPDATE:  In-person Car Seat Check events have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 exposure risk.