Call the Kettering Fire Department at 937-296-2489
to schedule a child car seat fitting.
The Kettering Fire Department encourages parents to schedule a child safety seat check. The purpose is to ensure that child passengers are properly secured.
As of 2009, only 20% of children 4-8 years of age are using booster seats. A large number of these children are severely or fatally injured as a result of being improperly restrained during motor vehicle crashes.
New Ohio Booster Law
Every child under 8 years old and under 4'9" must be in a booster. (source: Ohio.Gov)
KFD car seat technicians are certified by
the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program
(Safe Kids). During the past 10 years the Child Passenger Safety Program has helped educate parents and ensure the safety of children by inspecting and assisting with the installation of over 6000 car seats.
The three main reasons for improper installation are:
- Incorrect seat installation
- Wrong child/seat size
- Loose restraints
Car seat checks are preformed on the first Wednesday of every month at one of our fire stations. To schedule an appointment, contact Fire Headquarters at 937-296-2489.
In preparation for your appointment, here are a few things to consider:
- Bring the children and car seats to be checked
- If possible have both parents present
- Have your car seat and vehicle owner manuals handy
- Car seat installation area should be free of dirt and debris
Pictures of unsafe and older models of safety seats being destroyed and recycled at the Kettering Recycling Center.
Child Safety Seat Fitting Station Brochure
Any monetary donations will be utilized to maintain and enhance our car seat program. We look forward to assisting you and meeting your safety needs.