Child Car Seats

Oregon Fire and Rescue Department is qualified to install child car seats and provide education for caregivers and resources related to passenger safety. 

Useful Tips

  • Selecting the right seat –Your baby needs to ride in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible until 2 or more years. When your child has outgrown that seat, you are ready for a forward-facing car seat.
  • Installing your car seat. Choose the option of either the seat belt or lower anchors to secure your car seat. Both are safe, but don’t use them both at the same time. Once your child is forward facing, it is important to use the tether with the seat belt or lower anchors.
  • Getting the right fit. A properly fitted harness gives the best possible protection for your child.
  • When to change your car seat.Look on the car seat label to make sure your child is still within the weight, height and age limits for that seat.

Schedule a Visit

Oregon Fire and Rescue offers child car seat installation and education in-house.  We are partnered with Safe Kids Greater Toledo to offer expertise in child safety.  See our basic tips here as a guide and schedule a visit today.

If you would like to schedule a visit with a certified car seat technician (recommended) please click ‘Contact Us’ and submit a request under ‘Child Car Seat Inspection’.

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