The Plainfield Child Passenger Safety Team is comprised of greater Will county area certified child passenger safety technicians. It was started by Co-Team Leaders Kelly Rogina and Troy Hambly and includes members from the Plainfield Police Department. Many agencies assist us throughout the year in both car seat check up events and classes, including the Shorewood Police Department, Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and Joliet Police Department. Our mission is simple, to educate and empower parents on the correct use and installation of their child’s car seat.
In 2019, our team was able to assist with private appointments at our fire station 1 state certified fitting station as well as 2 community check up events, 1 at the Goddard School and the other, our annual participation in National Seat Check Saturday in September.
Nearly 200 seats were inspected throughout the year, and of those only 20% were being correctly used and installed!
Car crashes remain the number one cause of death in children in the US and using and installing a car seat correctly, reduces this risk by more than 70%.
The average inspection in our community yields at least 4 mistakes. Even 1 mistake can make the difference between life and death in a car crash.
Our residence statistics were split evenly, with 50% of our inspections residing within the Plainfield Fire Protection District Boundaries and 50%, outside those boundaries.
A fairly new practice is the education and enforcement of citation compliance. If an Illinois motorist receives a citation for improper child restraint use, they may visit a certified child passenger safety technician for education and inspection to decrease their court fees or dismiss their case.
If you would like to have your child’s car seat inspected for correct installation and use, you may call our car seat hotline at 815.733.7333 or email Kelly Rogina at email@example.com.
We perform car seat inspections at our fitting stations, located at Station 1 (14415 S Coil Plus Dr. – Plainfield) and Station 4 (15930 S Frederick St. – Plainfield) on weekdays between 3-430pm and weekends between 9-1100am.
Please be safe and always buckle up!
Car Seat Check
If you’d like to schedule a car seat check, please call 815-733-7333 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you. A technician will contact you to set up an appointment.
The Ultimate Car Seat Guide
Please visit safekids.org to view their digital Ulimate Car Seat Guide. They offer tips on buying, installing, the right fit and when to change. You also have the option of adding your childs DOB and weight for even more personalized tips to help keep your child as safe as possible.