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Child Safety Seat Checks

Child Safety Seat ChecksSafety Seat Brochure

Medford Fire-Rescue performs child safety seat checks once a month and these are done by scheduled appointment only.  The safety checks are performed by our certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), Deputy Fire Marshal Samantha Metheny. To schedule an appointment, please contact Medford Fire-Rescue Headquarters at 541-774-2300. There are other local organizations and fire districts that have child safety programs and they are listed on the brochure on this page.

Medford Fire-Rescue does not install child safety seats, we only perform safety checks. Please have the seat installed to the best of your ability before coming to your appointment. For any questions regarding child safety seats, you can contact Deputy Fire Marshal Samantha Metheny at 541-774-2300.

Oregon State Law

Child Restraint Law: Requires child passengers to be restrained in child safety seats until they weigh 40 pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach two years of age, unless the child turned age one prior to May 26, 2017.

Booster Seat Law: Requires children over 40 pounds or who have reached the upper weight limit for their forward-facing car seat must use boosters to 4'9" tall or age eight and the adult belt must fit correctly.

National "best practices" recommends children ride in the back seat through age 12
Additional Department Information

Fire and Life Safety Department Contacts

Medford Fire-Rescue Fire & Life Safety Division
200 South Ivy Street, Room #180
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2300
Fax: (541) 774-2514
Contact: Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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