Franciscan Health Crown Point and Geminus Regional Health Systems are partnering to host a free car seat safety clinic in Valparaiso.

The event will take place on Feb. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MAAC Foundation Center, located at 4203 Montdale Park Drive in Valparaiso.

Qualifying Indiana residents may receive a new car seat thanks to a generous grant from Geminus Regional Health Systems. A certified Child Passenger Safety technician will install the seats while supplies last.

Caregivers must bring children to the event to allow the technicians to create a safe, proper fit.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recommends all drivers who transport young children in passenger vehicles have their car seats checked by a certified technician.

Participants must meet eligibility requirements to receive a new car seat and reservations are required. To schedule an appointment and determine new car seat eligibility, call Marissa Adcock at (219) 488-1380.