Child Safety Seat Inspections

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Did you know nearly 73% of child restraints are not installed or used correctly?

The Harrisonburg Fire Department offers a free car seat installation and education program to area residents. Our full-time car seat technician, Bri Petit, teaches families how to transport children safely, which reduces the number of injuries and deaths associated with motor vehicle crashes. In addition, our department participates in the Virginia Department of Health's (VDH) free child safety seat program for income eligible children. To see if you qualify, go to Eligibility requirements. Although COVID-19 presented new challenges for this program, we introduced virtual car seat checks and events to help promote child passenger safety. Currently, we are offering both in-person and virtual appointments, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information, please contact Bri Petit at 540-810-0527 or