Child Safety Seats
Safety Seat Installations
The Hanover Park Fire Department offers child safety seat installation at either of the two fire stations. The safety seats will be installed according to manufacturer's direction and a removal and re-installation procedure will be demonstrated by the technician. The technician will also check for manufacturer's recall and product updates.
Prior to requesting an installation, the seat/vehicle owner should check the seat for its expiration date; only unexpired seats will be installed. Owners should also bring all manufacturer's documents and instructions with them to the appointment. About an hour should be allotted for each child safety seat installation.
For a Child Safety Seat installation appointment call 630-823-5800. View a brochure (PDF) outlining the requirements for child safety seats.
Child Passenger PROTECTION Act
The fire department has technicians on staff who have completed the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Child Safety Passenger Safety Certification Training Program and are certified to install child safety seats under the Child Passenger Protection Act (65ILCS25/1). All certifications have been achieved through Safe Kids Worldwide. View a complete copy of the Child Passenger Protection Act.
The Act states, in part:
Effective January 1, 2012 all passengers, regardless of age or location in the vehicle, will be required to be secured in a seat belt or an appropriately approved child restraint system. Any person transporting a child under the age of 8 years shall be responsible for securing that child in an appropriate child restraint system, more commonly called a child safety seat. The parent or legal guardian of the child under the age of 8 years shall provide a child restraint system to any person who transports his or her child. A child weighing more than 40 pounds may be transported in the back seat of a motor vehicle while wearing only a lap belt if the back seat of the motor vehicle is not equipped with a combination lap and shoulder belt.