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Child Car Seat Inspection Program

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Effective March 13, 2020 - For the health and safety of the Janesville Fire Department, all facilities will be closed to the public while we continue to monitor the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19.  This includes the Child Safety Seat Inspection program.  Please feel free to monitor this site for updates or you can call the department at (608) 755-3050. 


The Child Safety Seat Inspection program assists parents in protecting their children by providing certified child safety seat technicians from the Janesville Fire and Police Departments. The Fire Department holds monthly installation and inspections events. During these events, technicians inspect, instruct and correct improperly installed child safety seats. If a safety seat is found to be unsafe during an inspection, parents may choose to conveniently obtain a new low-cost safety seat from the Fire Department. Each inspection takes approximately 30 minutes and is free of charge; however, donations are accepted. The donations will be used to fund the operating costs of the inspection program. To limit waiting periods for families, appointments are necessary. To make an appointment for an upcoming event, please contact the Car Seat Safety Hotline at (608) 921-3786.

Inspection Events are as follows.  All Child Safety Seat events are located at Fire Station #5 (1414 Newport Avenue) and are held the SECOND Thursday of every month.   

  • March 12, 2020 - 2 - 6 PM
  • April 9, 2020 - 8 AM - Noon 
  • May 14, 2020 - 2 - 6 PM
  • June 11, 2020 - 8 AM - NOON
  • July 9, 2020 - 2 - 6 PM
  • August 13, 2020 - 8 AM - Noon
  • September 10, 2020 - 2 - 6 PM
  • October 8, 2020 - 8 AM - Noon
  • November 12, 2020 - 2 - 6 PM
  • December 10, 2020 - 8 AM - Noon

In addition to the monthly events, individual inspection and installations appointments may be arranged. These appointments may be scheduled with Fire or Police personnel.

For questions about this program or to register for an upcoming installation and inspection event, please contact the Janesville Fire Department at (608) 921-3786.

For individual appointments, please call the Fire Department at 921-3786 or the Police Department at 755-3133.

Click here for current child passenger safety laws.

Click here for our current child safety seat brochure.

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