One car seat at a time, she’s making a big difference
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is proud to announce that Emilie
Crown, Manager of Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service’s nationally
recognized Car Seat Safety Program, was selected to receive the prestigious Barbara A.
Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award. The award recognizes individuals
who exemplify exceptional innovation, dedication and advocacy in the field of
Emilie has been leading the way in advancing safety for children for over 36
years. Initially as an Emergency Department nurse before bringing her talents
to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service to lead the department’s car seat
safety program. She is the State’s only certified instructor for Safe Travel
for all Children, a course that includes the travel needs of children with
special healthcare needs. Emilie is well-known throughout the region for her
contributions, tireless efforts, leadership and deep commitment to the safety
and well-being of Montgomery County’s youngest residents and she leads the way
in educating parents, caregivers and first responders on the importance of car
seat safety. Over 150,000 seats have been inspected and installed in Montgomery County since the beginning of the program in 2000.
“Emilie’s efforts have been outstanding and she works tirelessly for the residents of Montgomery County,” said Fire Chief Scott Goldstein. “National research shows that three out of four car seats are used incorrectly. The goal of the car seat program is to educate on the proper use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts and to ultimately save lives. Emilie has also played a pivotal role in educating legislators on the importance of car seat laws designed to protect children. If you’re looking for a passionate educator and advocate for children’s safety, look no further.”
The award is one of the highest awards presented by the Emergency Nurses Association and was presented to Mrs. Crown on September 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. For more information about Montgomery County Fire & Rescue's Car Seat Program visit www.mcfrs.org/mcsafe.
About the Emergency Nurses
Association The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the
premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of
emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and
leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to
the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members
worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice
standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA
members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all
aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.