Child Passenger Safety

Under Maryland law, children under 8 years old, 65 pounds or 4’9″ tall must be secured in an appropriate car seat, booster seat or special needs child restraint whenever they are in a moving car.

Children under 16 years old must use a seatbelt or child restraint whenever they are in a moving car.

The Montgomery County Fire/Rescue Service offers free hands-on help installing, adjusting and using your child’s car seat.

Click the link below for a schedule of dates and locations. 

If you need help with a car seat immediately and you cannot make an appointment at any of the posted times and locations, the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department can sometimes help.

Click here for emergency contacts.

More information: