Your children are important to you! They’re important to the Poudre Fire Authority too, which is why we have a team of car seat technicians.

These trained specialists are available to teach parents how to safely install their car seats and ensure their child is as safe as possible while in it. This service is great for new parents, as well as people who just want to ‘double check’ that they are doing everything correctly.

While you’re thinking about safety, did you know PFA will conduct a home safety check to look for potential fire hazards and offer advice.

"In my years of service, I've seen too many children injured in vehicle accidents because their car seats weren't fitted properly. Every seat we check is a potential life saved. It's a service we are happy to provide."  -PFA Firefighter and Car Seat Technician.

Do you need a car seat? Safe Kids Larimer County offer classes for families in need of a car seat/booster seat for their child.  Call 970-495-7508  * Se habla español

 

During a car seat inspection, we will:

  • Check the child safety seat to see that it has been properly installed.

  • Diagnose problems.

  • Ensure the child safety seat is not a recalled model.

  • Advise on how to choose an age, height and weight appropriate child safety seat.

  • Instruct and demonstrate how to install and use the appropriate child safety seat in the vehicle.

  • Instruct and demonstrate how to correctly place a child in the appropriate child safety seat.

  • Discuss other vehicles and child safety seats they own, and provide instructions to repeat the correct procedure with other seats or when installing the seat in other cars. 

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

Car Seat Check Request Form

Please keep in mind that the firefighters are on-duty and may be called out to respond to a fire or other emergency. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Make sure the car seat you purchase is the right fit for your vehicle

Please install your seat before your appointment. This will reduce the amount of time it takes to instruct you on the correct installation.  You need to refer to your vehicle owner manual for suggested placement and install of your seat).

 
 How it works:

  • Car Seat checks are done by appointment only. Each car seat  appointment is approximately 25 mins.
  • Bring your car seat, any accessories and attachments that came with it, the car seat installation instructions/manual, your vehicle owner's manual and, if possible, the child who will be using the seat.
  • Please make sure that the seating area (vehicle seat & floorboard) of your car is clear of toys and food so that our technicians have enough space to work and instruct you on the installation of your child restraint(s).
  • We will not work with child safety seats that are expired or more than 5 years past the manufacture date, if no expiration date is visible.
  • Expectant parents should have the child safety seat checked at least one month before the baby is due.
  • Car Seat Check request forms submitted after hours, over the weekend or on a holiday, will not be processed until normal business hours (8-5).
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Car Seat Check Request Form Please keep in mind that the firefighters are on-duty and may be called out to respond to a fire or other emergency. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Make sure the car seat you purchase is the right fit for your vehicle. Please install your seat before your appointment. This will reduce the amount of time it takes to instruct you on the correct installation. You need to refer to your vehicle owner manual for suggested placement and install of your seat). How it works: Car Seat checks are done by appointment only. Each car seat appointment is approximately 25 mins. Bring your car seat, any accessories and attachments that came with it, the car seat installation instructions/manual, your vehicle owner's manual and, if possible, the child who will be using the seat. Please make sure that the seating area (vehicle seat & floorboard) of your car is clear of toys and food so that our technicians have enough space to work and instruct you on the installation of your child restraint(s). We will not work with child safety seats that are expired or more than 5 years past the manufacture date, if no expiration date is visible. Expectant parents should have the child safety seat checked at least one month before the baby is due. Car Seat Check request forms submitted after hours, over the weekend or on a holiday, will not be processed until normal business hours (8-5).
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