People’s United Bank Joins Police and Fire Departments, Safe Kids and Stop & Shop for Children Safety Day

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People’s United Bank Joins Police and Fire Departments, Safe Kids and Stop & Shop for Children Safety Day

People’s United Bank, including Armando Goncalves, Southern CT President, and Vincent Santilli, First Vice President Community Relations, donate 30 infant car seats to Safe Kids Fairfield County. The seats are being distributed by Safe Kids to families in need and were used for installation demonstrations at the Child Safety Day event at the People’s United Bank Stop & Shop branch parking lot in Fairfield, CT, on September 24.

People’s United Bank, including Armando Goncalves, Southern CT President, and Vincent Santilli, First Vice President Community Relations, donate 30 infant car seats to Safe Kids Fairfield County. The seats are being distributed by Safe Kids to families in need and were used for installation demonstrations at the Child Safety Day event at the People’s United Bank Stop & Shop branch parking lot in Fairfield, CT, on September 24.

In recognition of Baby Safety Month this fall, People’s United Bank teamed up with Safe Kids, Police and Fire Departments, and Stop & Shop for Child Safety Day in Fairfield, CT.

According to research, 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are correctly installed, yet 7 out of 10 children are improperly restrained. To ensure child passenger safety, Child Safety Day included baby seat inspections and installations and People’s United Bank donated 30 infant car seats to Safe Kids for distribution to families in need.

“I strongly encourage all parents to have their child’s car seat inspected,” stated Mark Blake, Weston Fire Rescue Officer and Child Passenger Safety Director, Safe Kids Fairfield County. “Thirty-four child seats were inspected at the event and 92 percent were installed incorrectly. Thanks to our collaborative efforts, children are now traveling safer.”

Officer Angela Hall, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Hamden Connecticut Police Department, performs a child safety seat inspection to ensure proper installation during People’s United Bank Child Safety Day.

Officer Angela Hall, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Hamden Connecticut Police Department, performs a child safety seat inspection to ensure proper installation during People’s United Bank Child Safety Day.

A Life Safety Trailer was also onsite, equipped with fire safety demonstrations, courtesy of the Fairfield Fire Department, and the Fairfield Police Department provided child fingerprinting kits.

People’s United Bank and Stop & Shop also provided fun and educational materials for children.

People’s United Bank and Stop & Shop also provided fun and educational materials for children.

“The event was a terrific way to raise awareness about some of the leading causes of child injury and what parents can do to keep their children safe,” said Congressman Jim Himes, who was in attendance.

Coleen Fitch, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Trumbull Connecticut Police Department, educates visitors about child passenger safety.

Coleen Fitch, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Trumbull Connecticut Police Department, educates visitors about child passenger safety.

“People’s United Bank thanks our local Police and Fire Departments for their outstanding work to protect our communities,” said Jack Barnes, President and CEO, People’s United Bank. “We are also grateful to Stop & Shop and Safe Kids for working with us to highlight the importance of child safety.”

Congratulations People’s United Bank!