March 23, 2017

Montgomery County Remembers Child Safety Seat Advocate Emilie Crown

Emilie Crown
Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)
Program Manager
Last month, Montgomery County lost a dedicated public servant with the sudden passing of Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Program Manager Emilie Crown. During Ms. Crown’s 26-year career with MCFRS, she tirelessly advocated and championed for children’s safety.

Credited as the architect of Montgomery County’s nationally-recognized and acclaimed child car seat program, she served as one of the first certified “tech” safety seat installers. At the legislative level, Crown helped obtain passage of Maryland’s Booster Seat Law. She was considered one of the Country’s foremost authorities on child passenger safety.

Prior to joining MCFRS, Emilie began her career as an Emergency Department nurse with Montgomery General Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She served as 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.

Ms. Crown’s vocation will live on and countless more young lives will be made safer and possibly saved during a collision. As we remember her family, friends and MCFRS colleagues who will miss her dearly, we can all celebrate her enduring legacy, maintaining the highest standards of child passenger safety.

Under Maryland law, every child under eight years old must be secured in a federally approved and correctly-used child restraint system (child safety seat or booster seat) when riding in a motor vehicle, unless the child is 4’9” or taller. For more information on the MCFRS Infant and Child Car Seat Safety Program, or to have a car seat installed, checked or inspected, visit website.