The Anchorage Fire Department and Safe Kids Alaska are hosting free car and booster seat checks this week at Fire Station 1.


The Alaska Child Passenger Safety Coalition reported 1,488 car seat inspections in 2015, but only 171 of those seats were correctly installed, according to the group’s website. The car seat check’s aim is to ensure all children are safe and secure in their parents’ vehicles.


“No appointment is necessary and certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect your car seat or booster seat for proper installation and answer questions,” fire officials wrote in a release.


The event runs from March 8 through March 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The fire station is located at 100 E. Fourth Ave., between Barrow Street and A Street.


Kids are welcome to take part in the event with their parents, but fire officials asked that pets be left at home for safety reasons.


Parents seeking more information about car seat safety or the event are encouraged to call Safe Kids Alaska at 907-212-3194 or visit the Alaska Child Passenger Safety Coalition website, CarSeatAK.org.