CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKPOINT

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint signThe Clinton Fire Department’s monthly car seat checkpoint is coming up Tuesday, December 1, from 5pm til 8pm.  The event, held at Clinton Fire Station number one (across from Big Lots),..  is inside the fire truck bays so rain or shine, we will be checking seats. Technicians from the Clinton Fire Dept., Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson County EMS, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and theSafe Kid’s Coalition will be on hand to check out your child’s car seat.

Statistics show that over eighty percent of all child passenger seats are not installed correctly, potentially putting the child at greater risk in the event of a vehicle crash.  Our certified technicians will inspect the actual seat, will install it correctly and will educate the parent or guardian how to properly install the seat.  If there is a problem with the child’s seat that we deem unsafe, a replacement seat will be made available free of charge. Our techs will also update you on new laws and recommendations to make your child as safe as possible. With support from the City officials and the fire dept command staff combined with the efforts of our partners, this event is one hundred percent free to the public and all are encouraged to attend.  If there are any questions, contact Daniel Adams at the fire station (865) 457-2131.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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