The Corvallis Fire Department provides free child passenger safety checks by appointment.
A certified child safety technician can correctly install a carseat for a parent or caregiver, provide personal instruction on correct use, and ensure the child is safe and using the correct car seat for their age and size.
Please call (541) 766-6961 to schedule your appointment.
For more information on how to safely install children's car seats, we recommend these resources:
http://www.oregonimpact.org/Child_Passenger_Safety showing Oregon and local resources.
http://www.chop.edu to watch videos on how to install a car seat from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
http://www.safekids.org for the ultimate guide to car seats and more.
http://www.nhtsa.gov for car seat recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
A law requiring that children between the ages of four and six, or who weigh between 40-60 pounds, be “properly secured with a child safety system that elevates the person so that a safety belt or harness fits....” went into effect on January 1, 2002. If you need help making sure your child safety seat or booster seat is installed properly, your Fire Department can assist you.