Mifflin Township Fire Department recommends following the American Academy of Pediatrics for the safety of infants and toddlers in car seats. Specific instructions and requirements for the installation of car seats and booster seats are available to to parents for their child’s safety.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the importance of rear-facing car seats, go to www.thecarseatlady.com.
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.
What to Bring With You
Car-Safety.org provides information on all aspect of child restraints including a buying guide.
Child-safety seat manufacturer Dorel has issued a recall for 83,000 car seats in relation to belt installation that could lead to a child’s head injury. If you use one of these car seats, please contact the manufacturer for more information visit ConsumerAffairs or call the manufacturer at (877) 657-9546.
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 pm.
Fire Chief, Frederick Kauser
Car Seat Inspection Program Coordinator, Chuck Wilhelm