Did you know Child Car Seat Checks and Installations are scheduled at the Truro Township Fire Department? They are offered by appointment only and conducted by National Child Safety Board- certified technicians. Car Seat Checks are scheduled by calling the car seat scheduling line at 614-729-1907 (option #2).
Scheduling: Please plan on 30 minutes per car seat check. You may have the seat installed and ready to check or have our Certified representative install it for you. Either way, please have the car seat out of the box; bring the instructions for the car seat; and, bring your car manual instructions in case we need to reference them.
To Schedule a timeslot, Contact us at 614-729-1907 (option #2) and leave the following information or fill out the request form on this page by clicking here.
After a firefighter reviews your request, you will be contacted to arrange a date and time for the inspection and installation.
If our dates don’t work for your calendar, AAA also provides a variety of locations by appointment listed here: http://traffic-safety.ohio.aaa.com/child-safety-seats/ and Safercar.gov provides car seat information including appointments in your area: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats/Car-Seat-Safety.htm?view=full
Why schedule a car seat check?
Engineers and manufacturers continue to improve the design of both cars and car seats to keep kids as safe as possible. In order to take advantage of safety features, it’s up to parents to make sure car seats and boosters are installed correctly.
According to www.safekids.org, road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children. When child safety seats are correctly installed, the risk of death can be reduced by 71%.
It is also important to register your new or currently used car seat so that you can be notified about future recalls. You can complete the registration card that is included with your car seat and mail it in to the manufacturer. Typically you can also find an information sticker on the car seat that allows you to register online with your car manufacturer.