Safe Kids Cherokee County Holds 25th Anniversary Celebration & Car Seat Check

From left: Michele Ice, Frank Durrance, Brooke Ice, and Dawn Crew.
Car Seat Techs help teach a family how to install their car seat.
Katie Pearson, Torrie Creppy, Lisa Grisham, and Michele Ice.

Safe Kids Cherokee County marked the 25th anniversary of the crash involving firefighters Michele and Brooke Ice with a special Car Seat Check and news conference Saturday. The event, held at Walmart in Holly Springs, GA from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., aimed to raise awareness about car seat safety.

The news conference, held prior to the car seat checks, began with Cherokee County Fire Chief Eddie Robinson expressing gratitude to the community partners who made the event possible. Chief Robinson emphasized Cherokee Fire's commitment as the lead agency for Safe Kids Cherokee County.

Following Chief Robinson, Torrie Creppy, President of Safe Kids Worldwide, presented the Safe Kids Champion Award to individuals involved in saving Brooke’s life 25 years ago. Recipients included Frank Durrance, Dawn Crew, and Scott Anderson. Durrance and Crew, car seat technicians who inspected Brooke’s car seat just two weeks before the crash, along with Anderson, the responding paramedic, were recognized for their efforts.

Michele and Brooke Ice addressed attendees, underscoring the importance of continued efforts to check car seats, emphasizing their role in saving lives and preventing injuries.

Closing the conference, Safe Kids Cherokee County Coordinator Lisa Grisham thanked the community partners for their support in making the event a success.

Michele and Brooke Ice have long been advocates for properly installed car seats, helping save hundreds of children's lives through education and awareness. Learn more about their story here:

Watch the video from Saturday’s news conference here:



Safe Kids Cherokee County, led by Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services, is a local coalition through Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.  Since 1988, when National Safe Kids was founded by Dr. Marty Eichelberger of the Children’s National Medical Center there has been a 60 percent decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children 19 years and younger across the nation. Safe Kids Cherokee County is one of 31 local coalitions in Georgia implementing safety programs and hands-on training. We provide public education programs, facilitate engineering and environmental modifications, enact and enforce laws and regulations, and conduct research to drive our programs and determine the efficacy of our efforts.


Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services is a full service, county-run organization, providing firefighting and emergency services to the residents of Cherokee County. The agency boasts an Insurance Service Office rating of 2 and International Accreditation through the Center of Public Safety Excellence. The agency has 27 stations covering 434 square miles and serving a population of nearly 275,000. To learn more about CCFES or how to join the team, visit  miles and serving a population of nearly 275,000. To learn more about CCFES or how to join the team, visit


Posted : April 23, 2024

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