By Nazih Hazime, Fire Chief
Verde Valley Fire District
Cottonwood AZ (February 15, 2017) – Recently Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) was the recipient 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.
VVFD witnesses firsthand the negative outcome of accidents and children who are not properly secured in their vehicles. The goal of this program 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 will provide car seat clinics throughout the year as part of our community outreach.
Our local Wal-Mart has partnered with VVFD for several years to aid in purchasing these car seats. 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.