Car Seat Safety & Inspections

Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 19 in the United States (Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Of the children ages 12 years and younger who died in a crash in 2014, 34% were not buckled up. Many more were improperly restrained (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

According to Safe Kids Worldwide (PDF)
  • When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers (ages 1 to 4).
  • It is estimated that 263 children were saved due to restraint use in 2013 alone.
  • From 1975 through 2013, an estimated 10,421 lives were saved by child safety seats or adult seat belts for children ages 4 and under.
  • In 2011, 98 percent of caregivers of children ages 8 and under used restraints when transporting their children. Almost half of these caregivers did not use the restraint correctly, which reduces the protection provided in the event of a crash.
  • Only 32 percent of caregivers using rear-facing convertible car seats are very confident that they are using them correctly (in a manner which would save their child’s life during a crash).
North Metro Fire offers child safety seat inspections for residents who are interested in having their child safety seats inspected by a certified passenger safety seat technician. Please install the child seat according to manufacturer’s guidelines prior to attending the inspection checkpoint.

Car Seat Inspections

  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month
  • 9 a.m. until noon (by appointment)

Two Locations

  • North Metro Fire Station 62, 10550 Huron Street, Northglenn
  • North Metro Fire Station 64, 13515 Lowell Boulevard, Broomfield

Set Up an Appointment

Car seat inspections are free to all North Metro Fire residents but must be made by appointment.
Schedule your car seat appointment: 303-452-9910

While North Metro firefighters will do their best to fulfill all appointments, North Metro Fire’s first priority is emergency response. If the firefighters are responding to an emergency and are not at the station at the time of your appointment, you may wait a few minutes to see if they return, or call our Headquarters to reschedule for another time. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences and appreciate your understanding and patience.