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Child Safety Seats

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 2 to 14, due in large part to the nonuse or improper use of child seats and seat belts. Working with parents and our partners, our goal is to ensure every child is properly secured and safe every trip, every time.
 
The Chandler Fire Department's Child Safety Seat Program teaches parents and caregivers how to properly install child safety seats into their vehicle. Certified car seat technicians (Chandler Fire personnel) will inspect, and install car seats. These clinics are by appointment on most Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to noon. If you don't have an appointment, you can stop by the clinic and they will try to accommodate you if they have had any cancellations. The clinics are conducted at various sites around the City of Chandler (see below). 
 
View the Car Seat Clinic Calendar for the most current schedule and location. Then call 480-782-2046 to schedule an appointment (approximately 20 minutes per car seat) or e-mail your request.
 
Please note: We ask that you clean your car seats thoroughly prior to arriving for your scheduled appointment. Our technicians cannot do their job as effectively in a messy environment, and your installation cannot begin until the seats are clean. CFD will have some cleaning supplies at the clinic that drivers can use prior to their appointment.
 
The clinic location alternates between these locations:

Did you know ...

  • the number one killer of children in Arizona is motor vehicle crashes?
  • one simple item could help save countless children is a properly installed child safety seat?
  • 4 out of every 5 child car seats are installed incorrectly?
  • one third of children are riding in the wrong restraints for their age and size?
  • over 1/3 of children use the wrong restraint for their size and age?
  • children 5-8 years old should be riding in belt-positioning booster seats?

If you see an unbuckled child in a moving vehicle, call
1-800-505-BABY. Be prepared to provide:

  • the license number and state on the car
  • the city where the violation occurred,
  • the location of the child (front seat, driver's lap, etc.)

The vehicle owner will receive a letter saying that an unbuckled child was observed, and that the law requires children under five to be properly secured. The letter is not a ticket, but serves as a chance to inform the owner of the vehicle about keeping children safe in the car.
   

Infant being secured in a car safety seat

 

Additional online resources to assist you ...

Parents:
Not Sure Which Car Seat to Use?
Are you looking for a new car seat for your infant, toddler or 4-8 year old child but overwhelmed by the choices and worried about how to properly install your car seat? 

The 4 Steps for Kids campaign of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will help you properly choose and install the correct car seat for your child.