Child Passenger Safety Program
The Child Passenger Safety Program:
The Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department has partnered with Safe Kids Wood County to provide the Marshfield community with the child passenger safety program that centers on child injury reduction. The program is designed to assist parents/caretakers with the proper installation of car seats in their vehicles. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers (ages 1 to 4).
If you have questions regarding the proper installation of your seat you should contact the Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department at 715/486-2094 to set up an appointment with one of our certified technicians.
The department has three certified technicians who have been certified by Safe Kids Worldwide using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Curriculum. Our technicians are:
|1.||Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Barnes|
|2.||Firefighter/Paramedic Pete Winistorfer|
|3.||Firefighter/Paramedic Jonathan Altman|
Car Seat Check Events:
We have partnered with the Wood County Health Department and Safe Kids Wood County to offer free car seat check events at the Marshfield fire station. These events are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am-01:00 pm. If you have questions about car seats or would like to have your car seat checked simply come to the event. No appointment is needed during these events. These events are held inside the station so weather in not a problem (enter from the rear of the station off of 5th Street).
Our technicians are on each of our three shifts to ensure that we have a technician available for you when you need assistance. We ask that you call us in advance to ensure that we have a technician on duty. In the event we do not have a technician on duty we will have a technician contact you to set up an appointment.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Child Seat Recall Campaign Listing - Link contains an interactive site to assist in finding out whether your seat has been recalled.
Wisconsin Car Seat Law - Link to help understand WI laws regarding car seats.
Register your Child Restraint - A quick guide to helping you register your child seat with the manufacturer.
Child Passenger Safety Travel TIPS
Car Seat Check Locations - If you are not in the Marshfield Area or are thinking of moving, this link will assist in finding car seat check locations throughout Wisconsin.