The Asheville Fire Department is dedicated to supporting child passenger safety by providing installation education and assistance upon request. Child passenger safety seats can sometimes have complicated directions, be difficult to install or can present compatibility issues between vehicles and car seats. In fact, locally more than 90 percent of all child passenger safety seats are installed improperly.
To ensure a child's seat is properly installed, refer to the owner's manual for your vehicle and read the manufacturer's guidelines for the car seat. Additonal resources are available at www.nhtsa.gov or www.buckleupnc.org. If you need further assistance, please contact the Asheville Fire Department at (828) 259-5636 to ask for advice pertaining to a child's safety seat or to schedule an appointment with a firefighter to provide education about how to install your child's safety seat.