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Car Safety Seats
Ensuring the safety of children while in your vehicle begins during that trip home from the hospital. As part of our ongoing commitment to your family's safety, the Lynchburg Fire Department will properly install and inspect your child's safety seat.
The department currently has Child Safety Seat Technicians who have taken the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program and they are nationally certified by the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) to install child restraint devices.
Remember, child restraint devices are required for children through the age of seven (until their 8th birthday).
Some of the ways we can assist you are:
Provide guidance as to which type of child seat is appropriate for your child's size and age,
Make sure your child seat is safe to use with no product recalls.
Install and educate you how to install the appropriate child safety seat for your child,
Provide information about the use of after-market products; and
Answer any other questions about your child's safety.
We offer "Car Seat Check Points" throughout the year at various fire stations. Please call 434-455-6340 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to arrange a car safety seat installation or inspection. To arrange a car safety seat installation on Saturday or Sunday call 434-847-1602.
To visit the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) website for more information, click here.