Child Safety Seat Installation Assistance

​The leading cause of death to children ages 3-14 in the United States is motor vehicle crashes?  Of all the kids who died in car crashes in 2011, 33% were not restrained.  Child car seats are proven life savers and significantly reduce the risk of serious injury to young children.  To be effective though, these child car seats must be installed correctly.  Almost all parents believe they are installing their child's car seat correctly however, statistics show that 72-84% of parents are misusing car seats.  The Virginia Beach Fire Department offers child passenger safety education and assistance with the installation of car seats at Fire Station 21 which is located at 1468 Nimmo Parkway.  

This assistance is regularly available on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays from Noon to 4 p.m. except on holidays or when city offices are closed.

MondaysWednesdays
​Jul 82:00-6:00Jul 10Not Available
Jul 152:00-6:00Jul 1712:00-4:00
Jul 2212:00-4:00Jul 2412:00-4:00
Jul 292:00-4:00Jul 3112:00-4:00
Aug 52:00-6:00Aug 712:00-4:00
Aug 1212:00-4:00Aug 1412:00-4:00
Aug 192:00-6:00Aug 2112:00-4:00
Aug 262:00-6:00Aug 2812:00-4:00
Sep 2HolidaySep 412:00-4:00
Sep 92:00-6:00Sep 1112:00-4:00
Sep 162:00-6:00Sep 1812:00-4:00
Sep 2312:00-4:00Sep 2512:00-4:00
Sep 302:00-6:00Oct 212:00-4:00
Oct 72:00-6:00Oct 912:00-4:00
Oct 1412:00-4:00Oct 1612:00-4:00
Oct 212:00-6:00Oct 2312:00-4:00
Oct 282:00-6:00Oct 3012:00-4:00
Nov 412:00-4:00Nov 612:00-4:00
Nov 11HolidayNov 1312:00-4:00
Nov 182:00-6:00Nov 2012:00-4:00
Nov 2512:00-4:00Nov 2712:00-4:00
Dec 22:00-6:00Dec 412:00-4:00
Dec 92:00-6:00Dec 1112:00-4:00
Dec 1612:00-4:00Dec 1812:00-4:00
Dec 232:00-6:00Dec 25Holiday
May 27HolidayMay 2912:00-4:00
Jun 32:00-6:00Jun 512:00-4:00
Jun 1012:00-4:00Jun 1212:00-4:00
Jun 172:00-6:00Jun 1912:00-4:00
Jun 242:00-6:00Jun 2612:00-4:00
Jul 112:00-4:00Jul 312:00-4:00
Jul 82:00-6:00Jul 1012:00-4:00
Jul 152:00-6:00Jul 1712:00-4:00
Jul 2212:00-4:00Jul 2412:00-4:00
Jul 292:00-6:00Jul 3112:00-4:00
Aug 52:00-6:00Aug 712:00-4:00
Aug 1212:00-4:00Aug 1412:00-4:00
Aug 192:00-6:00Aug 2112:00-4:00
Aug 262:00-6:00Aug 2812:00-4:00
May 27HolidayMay 2912:00-4:00
Jun 32:00-6:00Jun 512:00-4:00
Jun 1012:00-4:00Jun 1212:00-4:00
Jun 172:00-6:00Jun 1912:00-4:00
Jun 242:00-6:00Jun 2612:00-4:00
Jul 112:00-4:00Jul 312:00-4:00
Jul 82:00-6:00Jul 1012:00-4:00
Jul 152:00-6:00Jul 1712:00-4:00
Jul 2212:00-4:00Jul 2412:00-4:00
Jul 292:00-6:00Jul 3112:00-4:00
Aug 52:00-6:00Aug 712:00-4:00
Aug 1212:00-4:00Aug 1412:00-4:00
Aug 192:00-6:00Aug 2112:00-4:00
Aug 262:00-6:00Aug 2812:00-4:00​


Additional resources for proper installation and use of car seats:

  • Review the owners' manual for your car and car seat
  • Search the internet for your car seat.  Most manufacturers provide detailed video installation instructions 
  • Search YouTube for your specific Car Seat
  • Other videos available at www.nhtsa.gov
  • Contact AAA of Tidewater and request an Appointment (757-233-3889)

 

For the most recent statistics available and more information about car safety seats and booster seats visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website at: https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/api/public/viewpublication/812309​

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