Car Seat Inspections

The Mifflin Township Fire Department recommends following the American Academy of Pediatrics current medical recommendation to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat.

To schedule a car seat safety check with the Mifflin Township Fire Department, contact Chuck Wilhelm at (614) 471-0542 or email

For the importance of rear-facing car seats, go to, or watch this YouTube video.

The American Academy of Pediatrics also advises that most children will need to ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years of age.


Inspection Directions

Read your owner’s manual for the car seat.

Read the vehicle manual section pertaining to the use of child restraint system, latch and air bags

Install the seat to the best of your ability before you come in for an inspection.


What to Bring With You

  • Car seat with instruction manual.
  • Base and carrier for infant rear facing seats.

Click on the following links to view videos and related information:

View the Importance of Rear Facing Video provides information on all aspect of child restraints including a buying guide. It also offers a blog.

View the importance of a 5 point harness- Belle's Gift

View Harness vs. Booster

View the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety car seat information videos. provides information about all stages of car seats, the importance of riding rear facing past 12 months and 20 pounds and a gallery of children still riding rear facing.