City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Awarded $147,981.60 Federal Grant
Grant will fund the AFRD child car seat program and training of firefighters
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD) announced today that in October, 2018, it was awarded a $147,981.60 federal grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The $147,981.60 grant will provide car seats, as well as installation services and training, to low-income families in the city of Atlanta.
“The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department is pleased to receive this grant from GOHS,” said Fire Chief Randall Slaughter. “Out car seat safety program continues to make a significant difference in contributing to the survival and reduced injury rate of children involved in motor vehicle crashes. This grant allows AFRD to continue a much needed service in the community by being able to have new car seats on hand in our stations and to increase training for firefighters.
This is the fourth consecutive year GOHS has awarded a federal grant to the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. The first grant for $188,200, awarded in 2015, resulted in more than 60,000 requests for car seats and/or installation services by families in the City of Atlanta.
AFRD operates 14 car seat-fitting stations throughout the city. These stations are open seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For a list of AFRD stations that provide car seat installation and training services, please call 404-546-7000.
The GOHS federal grant is effective through September 30, 2019.