Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States.
Child car seats save lives and are required by law.
The Marysville Fire District offers free car seat checkups by appointment only. Please request an appointment in advance. We cannot accomodate drop-ins.
• Children under the age of 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat as required by Washington law (as of January 2020). After age 2, we recommend keeping children rear-facing until they reach the maximum weight and height limits allowed by the car seat manufacturer.
• Children ages 2-4 must ride in a car seat rear OR forward facing with a harness. When children outgrow their rear-facing seats, they should ride in forward-facing child safety seats until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer.
• Children 4 and older must ride in a car or booster seat until they are at least 4 foot 9 inches tall. We also recommend using the 5-step test when determining whether your child is ready for an adult seat belt because not all children will fit a seat belt properly in all cars at the 4 foot 9 height. See: When is my child ready for an adult seat belt?
• Children under age 13 must ride in the back seat.