Car Seat Installation and Inspection
Whether you’ve just installed a car seat or need help installing or using one, get help at a car seat inspection station. Certified technicians will show you how to correctly install and use your car seat free of charge.
Cottleville Fire Protection District has one certified car seat installation technician. Therefore these free installations are limited to residents of the District and are by appointment only. To schedule and appointment, call 636-447-6655 Ext. 8710.
Additional Car Seat Inspection Stations:
St. Charles County Ambulance District
Full List of Certified Stations in the St. Louis Metro Area
Car Seat Recommendations
- Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size, then choose a seat that fits in your vehicle, and use it every time.
- Always refer to your specific car seat manufacturer’s instructions (check height and weight limits) and read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to install the car seat using the seat belt or lower anchors and a tether, if available.
- To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements.
- Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12.
Hot Car Seat Safety
On a day where it is 73°F outside, it only takes 25 minutes for temperatures inside a vehicle to exceed 100°F. Parents and caregivers of children should be on high alert for pediatric vehicular heatstroke - or children in hot cars. An average of 38 children die each year in hot cars, with caregivers forgetting them in the car more than 50% of the time.
The numbers show us that there’s still so much work left to do to prevent hot car deaths in kids. That’s why we are sharing the Hot Car Safety Statistics resource.