By Nazih Hazime, Fire Chief
Verde Valley Fire District
Cottonwood AZ (May 9, 2018) – Recently the Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) was recipients of a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grant. This funding will allow VVFD to improve the use of seatbelts and child safety seats to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries due to vehicular crashes.
The VVFD witnesses firsthand the negative outcome of accidents and children who are not properly secured in their vehicles. We have also partnered with our local Wal-mart for several years to prevent such tragedies from occurring. Together the program has proven successful.
The goal is to provide car seats to those in need and educate them with our trained technicians on correctly installing and managing the seats. In addition, VVFD provide car seat clinics throughout the year as part of our community outreach.
The VVFD is proud to be partners with Wal-Mart and this can only be possible with the ongoing support from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.