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Child Safety Seat Checks

Child Safety Seat ChecksSafety Seat Brochure

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

Medford Fire does not install child safety seats, we only perform safety checks. Please install the seat to the best of your ability before coming to your appointment. If you have questions regarding child safety seats, 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: Battalion Chief - Fire Marshal Chase Browning
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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