Car Seat Safety

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 The Ultimate Car Seat Guide from Safe Kids

Car seat installation appointments continue to be suspended until further notice. Watch here for updates. 

Car Seats Infographic

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 Mesa Fire and Medical Department does not provide free car seats.
 City of Mesa Fire Stations DO NOT have car seat technicians available to assist with car seat installations.  




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Never leave children or pets alone in hot cars!  Even for a minute...

It is never too early or too late to talk about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. Every year children have died in hot cars across the country.  The inside of a car can reach life-threatening temperatures when outside temperatures are as low at 70 degrees.  For the Valley, that means children are at risk throughout the year.  In addition, children's thermoregulatory systems are not as efficient as adults and their body temperatures warm 3 to 5 times faster than adults.  A car parked in direct sunlight during a 100 degree day, which is typical for our area, can reach temperatures up to 170 degrees within 30 minutes.

Please remember to always check the back seat for children and follow these tips to help prevent your child from being left in a hot car:

  • Never leave a child in the car, running or not
  • Always take the child into the house first, followed by packages or groceries
  • Leave an item such a purse or briefcase in the back seat where the children are buckled in
  • Talk with childcare and family members about the dangers of being forgotten in hot cars
  • If there is a change in routine, call to follow up with care givers
  • Prevent children from playing in parked cars by locking the doors and warning them of the dangers


Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Can someone come to my home and help me with my smoke detectors?

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  • Fireworks: Are sky lanterns legal to use in Mesa?

  • How do I know if my car seat is still safe to use after being involved in a car accident?

  • How do I know when my child is ready to graduate from a booster seat to a safety belt alone?

  • Propane: Where can I safely store or dispose of a propane tank for a BBQ grill?

  • Smoke Alarm: How long do my smoke detectors last and when should I replace them?

  • Smoke Alarm: My smoke detectors are going off, what should I do?

  • What is the safest way for me to transport my child in a vehicle seat?

  • Where can I find a low cost or free child safety seat?

  • Which child safety seat is the safest?

  • Why do you recommend booster seats for children up to age 8?

  • Why should I be concerned with using a second-hand safety seat?