Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

St. Tammany Parish is lucky to have a great resource in the area child safety seat fitting stations. The stations are located at Louisiana State Police Troop L, Mandeville Fire Dept., The STP Hospital Parenting Center, The Sheriff's Office in Slidell, The Slidell Fire Dept., and at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Contact info is below. A certified child passenger safety technician will show you how to correctly install your car seat and advise you on the best type of seat for your child's age and weight. And it's free!

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has a great website with resources for parents and caregivers at the Child Passenger Seat page. In addition to learning that the first car seat was invented in 1921 for the Ford Model T (basically a sack with string!), you can learn about the Child Passenger Safety Task Force, learn about the laws and rules for passenger restraints, learn some sobering statistics, and access free publications and resources.

The Parenting Center St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1505 N. Florida St. Suite B
Covington, LA 70433
Contact Marlise Borelly for availability, mborelly@stph.org
985-898-4435

Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
Contact Clothilde Richard-Gard for availability, clothilde.gard@hcahealthcare.com
985-867-3836

Louisiana State Police Troop L
2600 N. Causeway Blvd.
St. Mandeville, LA 70448
Contact Kevin Cefalu for availability, kevin.cefalu@la.gov
985-893-6250
Mandeville Fire Dept.
24301 Hwy. 190
Contact Jeremy Windom for availability, jwindom@mandevillefire.com
985-626-8671

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office
Slidell Complex Parking Lot
Contact Patrick Casnave for availability, patrickcasnave@yahoo.com
985-288-1014

Slidell Fire Dept.
Headquarters
Contact Brian Lutman for availability, blutman@slidellfire.org
985-649-3665

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