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» Ride Safe (Child Seats)

The number one killer of children in Arizona are motor vehicle crashes. One simple item could help save countless children is a properly installed child safety seat.

Did you know that 4 out of every 5 child car seats are installed incorrectly?!Did you know that one third of children are riding in the wrong restraints for their age and size?

  • Over 1/3 of children use the wrong restraint for their size and age.

  • Children 5 - 8 years old should be riding in belt-positioning booster seats.

A number of WMA Fire & Rescue firefighters are certified car seat technicians and are available to check child safety seats, free of charge, for age- and size- appropriateness, proper installation and use, and whether seats have been recalled or visibly damaged. WMA Fire & Rescue Department has three stations available for car installation & inspections.

  • Fire Station 810 - 610 S. Chief Avenue
    Whiteriver, AZ 85941
    (928) 338-4311
    (North of Basha's on Route 73)

  • Fire Station 820 - 145 S. Cooley Road
    Cibecue, AZ 85911
    (1/4 mile North of the Post Office, across street from FATCo Sawmill)

  • Fire Station 830 - 503 E. Hwy. 260
    HonDah (McNary), AZ 85930
    (1/4 mile East of HonDah Resort & Casino on Highway 260)

You must make a reservation for a car seat inspection or installation (you provide the car seat), call Kateri at 928-338-4311.

If you see an unbuckled child in a moving vehicle, call 928-338-1701. Be prepared to provide:

  1. the license number and state on the car
  2. the place where the violation occurred
  3. the location of the child (front seat, driver's lap, etc.)

The vehicle owner will receive a letter saying that an unbuckled child was observed, and that the law requires children under five to be properly secured. The letter is not a ticket, but serves as a chance to inform the owner of the vehicle about keeping children safe in the car.

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