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Protect your precious cargo

posted Dec 10, 2012, 7:42 AM by Kimberly Otero   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 4:49 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]
Mesquite, NV ---The Cooperative Extension donated three car seats to the Mesquite Police Department to be used for transporting children out of dangerous situations.

The Cooperative Extension and Salvation Army Family Resource Center provides free car seat safety inspections the third Wednesdays of each month.  The next car seat check up will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 355 W. Mesquite Blvd. B-50, Mesquite.

Research shows that 8 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly. Education and information to improve these numbers is of critical need in our community. According to Safe Kids and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a correctly used safety seat reduces fatality risk by 71 percent and serious injury risk by 67 percent.

Car seats are available for a donation if your car seat is part of a recall, out dated or not the appropriate car seat for the child.

Bilingual fitting technicians are available. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 702-346-7215 x3 or 345-5116 for a time that’s convenient for you.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University—and other land-grant universities—to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at

Mesquite Salvation Army is a resource for the community.  We help serve the needs for families and individuals for many programs that would otherwise have to travel to Las Vegas.  We offer Parenting, Teen Parenting, Safe sitter, Crisis Intervention and Shaken Baby Syndrome Classes.   We have been certified for many state programs such as Energy Assistance Program, SNAP, Nevada Check Up, USDA and CSFP Food Programs.  We also have a food Pantry available for the families in our community. We work with the state on Consumer Health Assistance, provide Emergency Assistance with transportation, rental, infant supplies when funding is available.  For more information about Mesquite Salvation Army, please contact: Roberta Franco at 702-345-5116.