Farmington Hills Fire offers car seat safety checks

The Farmington Hills Fire Department will offer a car seat safety check event on Sunday, August 18, by appointment, at Fire Station #4, 28711 Drake Road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75 percent of children are riding in car safety seats that aren’t properly installed or don’t fit correctly. Proper installation of car seats can greatly reduce injuries to children if a car accident occurs.

Farmington Hills Fire Child Safety Seat inspectors
(City of Farmington Hills)

During the event, nationally-certified child safety seat technicians will check the child restraint for proper installation and possible recalls. The technicians will also teach parents or caregivers how to use their child restraint and how to install it into their vehicles themselves.

Car seat inspections are free, take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and are open to the public. Participants do not have to be Farmington Hills residents. To make an appointment, contact Sara West at swest@fhgov.com or 248-871-2800.

Residents who are unable to attend this car safety seat inspection event may call Fire Marshal Reggie Madeline of the Farmington Public Safety Department at 248-474-5500, or call the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Novi Rehabilitation Center at 248-305-7530 to schedule an inspection.