Child Safety Seat Installations

The Charleston Fire Department (CFD) will schedule routine child safety seat checkpoints around the area to educate parents and caregivers on the proper installation of car seats.  Please note that at this time we do not conduct unscheduled inspections or drop ins at a fire station. 

The CFD has entered into a partnership with MUSC  and area emergency responders to conduct education checkpoints on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Charleston RiverDogs Stadium parking lot, located at 360 Fishburne Street.  Caregivers should check the current schedule and must  use this link to register for a time slot

Regional events are often conducted quarterly and will be advertised on our Facebook page. For additional information on Child Safety Seats or questions on installations, please email the Safe Kids Coalition Coordinator, Mary Vassy at or call (843)985-2449.  

Car Seat Technicians

Please see the contact information below for the agencies who have certified car seat technicians who may be able to offer addition assistance:

Awendaw-McClellanville Fire DepartmentCaptain Jeffery Reiser843-856-3363Email Jeffery Reiser
Berkeley County Sheriff’s OfficeCorporal Cephus Rogers843-719-4848Email Cephus Rogers
Charleston County EMSDistrict Chief Carl Fehr843-202-6700Email Carl Fehr
Charleston Fire DepartmentAssistant Fire Marshal Lamb843-973-7238Email Nichole Lamb
Dorchester County Sheriff’s OfficeLieutenant Sean Buckmon843-873-5111Email Sean Buckmon
Goose Creek Police DepartmentCrime Prevention Specialist Kevin Scott843-863-5200Email Kevin Scott
Hanahan Fire DepartmentCarrie Beth Lane843-268-4280Email Carrie Beth Lane
Isle of Palms Public Safety (Fire & Police)Fire Inspector Travis Stafford843-886-6522Email Travis Stafford
Medical University of South CarolinaSafe Kids Coordinator Mary Vassy843-792-7486Email Mary Vassy
Mount Pleasant Fire DepartmentFirefighter Brian Adams843-849-2771Email Brian Adams
Mount Pleasant Police DepartmentOfficer Brandon Montano843-884-4176Email Brandon Montano
North Charleston Fire DepartmentFire & Life Safety Educator Laura Kondor843-740-2647Email Laura Kondor
North Charleston Police DepartmentOfficer Bryan Young843-745-1077Email Bryan Young
St. Andrews Fire Department
Captain Kevin Berkel
Email Kevin Berkel
St. Johns Fire DistrictFire Marshal Ryan Kunitzer843-559-9194Email Ryan Kunitzer
Summerville Fire RescueAdministrative Assistant Ella Knox843-873-5107Email Ella Knox