Car Seat Checks

Free Car Seat Inspections
Have your car seat inspected for free by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician from the Cosumnes Fire Department. Car Seat Checks are available by appointment only.
A Child Passenger Safety Technician checks a car seat to make sure it is installed properly.
Make An Appointment
For a car seat inspection appointment contact:
Brittany Lemon
Public Education Officer
Phone: 916-405-7114

Appointment Information
What you should know about your appointment:

Length of Appointment
A car seat inspection usually takes 25-30 minutes.

What To Bring
Bring your child, the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instruction booklet for your car seat to
Fire Department's headquarters
10573 E Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Car Seat Resources in the Greater Sacramento Region
Here is a list of agencies around the Sacramento valley (PDF) that assist parents and caregivers with installing child safety seats correctly. Some agencies may provide free or low cost seats to eligible families.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children under 14. When properly used, a car seat reduces the risk of death by 71% for rear-facing infants and 54 percent for forward-facing toddlers. It is important to consider a child’s safety every time they ride — whether in the family car, traveling with friends or relatives, or in a rental car or taxi.