Car Seats

Child Passenger Safety Classes

Is your child safe on every ride?

A car seat is one of the best ways you can protect your child while traveling, but searching for the right one isn't an easy task. Having trouble deciding which car seat is the right fit for the child? Please visit:

Car Seat Checks

Do you already have a car seat, but putting it in has been a struggle? Or do you just want to make sure the precious cargo is safe on every car ride? We have nationally certified technicians who can help!

Car Seat Check Registration   

Car Seat Classes

Are you having a hard time purchasing a car seat at a regular cost for a newborn? Is the child outgrowing their car seat and you can’t afford one? Our classes can help you to get a car seat for a nominal contribution while learning how to use the seat correctly every time.

If you plan to obtain a low-cost seat you should meet the following criteria:

  • The car seats are designated for families who are not able to purchase a car seat at a regular cost.
  • If your child already has a seat, he/she is not eligible for another seat (for another vehicle). The seats are for children who currently do not have a seat or are outgrowing their current car seat.
  • While this is not checked, many parents obtaining car seats have some governmental assistance, such as Medicaid, WIC food stamps or a Healthy Start referral.

Little Boy in Car SeatAvailable seats are:

  • Car seats are: convertible seats ($20) that stay in the vehicle and go from 5 lbs to 65 lbs 
  • Booster seats ($10) for children who are BOTH a minimum of 4 years old AND 40lbs
  • Cash or money order will be collected at the time of the class
  • The amount may change based on special needs of the child

Supplies are limited to one car seat per child and appointments are required.

Car Seat Class Registration   

SAFE KIDS Community Partners

Manatee County  
Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue  941-751-7090
Early Learning Coalition of Manatee 941-757-2900 Ext. 244
Southern Manatee Fire Rescue

941-225-2591 or 941-751-7675

Bradenton Fire Department 941-938-9600
Pasco County  
Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care, Pasco 1-800-756-7233 Ext. 4
Pinellas County  
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 800-756-7233 Ext. 4
East Lake Fire Rescue 727-784-8668
Lealman Fire District 727-526-5650
Palm Harbor Fire Rescue 727-784-0454
Sunstar EMS Headquarters (Largo) 727-582-2056
Sunstar EMS South Hub (St. Petersburg) 727-528-2056
Polk County  
Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care, Lakeland  727-767-6605
Sarasota County  
Forty Carrots Family Center 941-365-7716
Venice Fire Department  941-480-3030


​If you have questions about this program, please call 800-756-7233 (Extension 4) or 727-767-7835.