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Contra Costa County
Fire Protection District
Administrative Office:

4005 Port Chicago Highway,
Suite 250
Concord, CA 94520-1180

Phone: (925) 941-3300
E-mail: info@cccfpd.org


Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger SafetyChild Passenger Safety Seats:

Properly buckling up is the single most effective action you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a vehicle crash.  It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your vehicle be properly secured before every trip. Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child passenger safety seats are not installed properly. Nearly 3 out of 4 child passenger safety seats are not installed properly by parents or caregivers.

Firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District are no longer able to provide child passenger safety seat inspections. Please click on this link SAFECAR.GOV to find the closest agency in Contra Costa County that can assist you to ensure your child passenger safety seat is properly installed.

  • Current California law requires children under the age of 8 must be properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

  • Children age 8 OR older, OR who are 4'9" or taller, may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits properly with the lap belt low on the hips, touching the upper thighs, and the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest.

  • If children are not tall enough for proper belt fit, they must ride in a booster or car seat.

  • Effective January 1, 2017 - children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall.  The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat.

  • Everyone in the car must be properly buckled up.