Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office earns certification as a child safety seat check station

Fauquier child safety seat installThe Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce its designation as a certified child safety seat checking station through the Virginia Department of Health. Certified staff has been on duty to install child safety seats for several years, but certification as a checking station will further assist parents and caregivers. Searches online for safety seat installation locations will now include the Sheriff’s Office, which could possibly be the closest location for this service.

Residents as well as non-residents of Fauquier County may utilize this FREE service. Installation takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the type of safety seat and vehicle. Technicians are available at the Sheriff’s Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., requiring no appointment. For after-hours, weekend, and holiday installations, please contact the 24-hour non-emergency number, 540-347-3300, to schedule an appointment.

Virginia law requires a child restraint device to be used with all children through the age of seven (until the 8th birthday). There is no height or weight requirement associated with this law. The Virginia law is based solely on age.

Additional information on Safety Seat Checks and other check stations may be found at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/livewell/programs/cps/checks.html.

Additional information on Virginia’s Child Restraint Device Law may be found at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/livewell/programs/cps/laws.html.

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