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 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.

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
  • 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:​

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