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Thanks to the Rockford Fire Department, you will be able to travel safely with your little ones, with a little extra piece of mind.

This Saturday My 8th, the Rockford Fire Department will host a "Car Seat Safety Check" at fire station #4 located at 2959 Shaw Woods Drive in Rockford.  the safety check will run from 8:30am - 11:30am. No reservations are required, simply swing by the #4 fire station with your child's seat in the vehicle...if you still have the car seat manual and your car owners guide, please bring that as well.

The whole idea is to teach you how to properly install your child's seat, to make sure they are as safe as possible while traveling. Child Passenger Safety Techs will be on hand to provide education and assistance with new care seat installation or to verify proper installation for an existing car seat.

State of Illinois law as of 2019 states that for newborn to 2 Years old:

 "...children under age 2 to be properly secured in a rear-facing child restraint system unless they weigh more than 40 pounds or are more than 40 inches tall. Children must remain rear-facing until age 2."

For children 2-4 until:

...upper height or weight limit of the seat. When a child out- grows a rear-facing safety seat, he or she may transition to a forward-facing seat with a harness system.

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This event this Saturday is great for first time parents for parents with children, that just want to make sure the kids are as safe as possible.

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