It is the driver`s responsibility to ensure that child passengers are

It is the driver`s responsibility to ensure that child passengers are
Black Hawk Fire is pleased to offer
courtesy inspections, to families that
work and live in our fire district, of
child safety seats and
Please call 303 582-0426 for an
appointment. Appointments take 30
minutes per car seat.
Remember that car restraints expire after 6 years unless otherwise stated.
Do not buy a used child restraint unless it is from a trusted source that knows the
restraint's history.
What is the best car seat to purchase? The best car seat to purchase is one
that fits your car and your child the best.
The seat needs to fit your child? If you have a thin tall child you are
going to want a seat that has a higher height limit.
Does it fit your car? "If you have three car seats to fit into the back
seat, you may need to be looking for a thinner car seat.
Will your child sit in the seat? With an older child do they think the
seat is cool and did they get to help pick it out?
What is the law for kids in car seats? Colorado law regarding safety
seats changed as of August 1, 2010. This flyer has the new law and what Black
Hawk recommends.
It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that child
passengers are properly buckled up in the appropriate
restraint on every trip.
When can my child get out of their booster?
After their 8th birthday by law.
Black Hawk Fire recommends that proper seat belt fit is achieved when the
child meets the 5-Step Test developed by Safety Belt Safe U.S.A.
(www.carseat.org) and click on 5-Step Test.
Where can I check to see if my safety seat has been recalled? Use this link
to NHTSA.gov.
IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS please contact us for a safety seat
appointment. One of our technicians will gladly check your car, your safety
seat and how your child fits the seat. Call 303 582-0426.
Car Seats and Crashes
If your car seat has been involved in a major or moderate crash, the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that you replace the
child's car seat. If your car was involved in a minor crash (little exterior or interior
damage), the car seat does not need to be replaced unless ALL of the following
criteria are met:
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5.
The vehicle was able to be driven away;
The vehicle door nearest the car seat was undamaged;
There were no injuries to any of the vehicle occupants;
The airbags did not deploy;
There is no visible damage to the car seat.
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