Car Seat Safety
Keeping children safe in the car
The Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department is temporarily putting a hold on in-person car seat inspections. Because the safety of our community members is of the utmost importance, we will be offering virtual car seat education while in-person inspections are unavailable.
Virtual Car Seat Education
Did you know that nationwide, 73 percent of all child restraints are improperly used or installed? If you are in need of a car seat inspection, consider signing up for an appointment with a certified car seat technician - virtually!
During your appointment, we will go over the correct use of your car seat, ensure proper installation, and fit of your child in the seat. The 30 minute appointment will leave you feeling more confident about your car seat.
If you wish to schedule an appointment, please fill out the pre-check form and email to email@example.com. After receiving the pre-check form, an email will be sent with further instructions on how to schedule the appointment.
What to do with your car seat after a crash
It is recommended that car seats be replaced following a severe or moderate crash. A car seat may not need to be replaced after a minor crash.
If one or all of the following apply, the crash was considered minor:
- The vehicle was able to be driven away from the site of the crash
- The vehicle door nearest the car seat was not damaged
- There were no injuries sustained to any passengers in the crash
- The vehicle airbags did not deploy
If there is damage to the car seat or the car door nearest the seat was damaged, the car seat must be replaced. Your insurance company may assist you in replacing your car seat.
- Safe Kids Ultimate Car Seat Guide
- Car Seat Recall List
- NHTSA Car Seat Use After a Crash
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
For questions regarding the car seat inspection program, call 303-660-1066 or email us.