Rutherford County National Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians     

  • ALL car seat inspections and assistance with installations are done BY APPOINTMENT ONLY between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM Monday-Friday.
  • Please CALL FIRST and don’t just show up at a site.  Technicians are volunteers certified and trained in Child Passenger Safety. They also have full-time job responsibilities and may not be available or on-duty.
  • Please get your car seat installed BEFORE YOU DELIVER.   It may be difficult locating a technician at night or on the weekend.  In most cases, it only takes 10-15 minutes to assist with installation or inspection of your car seat.
  • The nursing staff at Rutherford Regional Medical Center DOES NOT inspect, install or provide car seats.  Only a CPS Technician is trained to assist you with your car seat.
  • SAFE KIDS Rutherford County DOES NOT distribute free car seats.  A parent or caregiver receiving public financial assistance, such as Medicaid or WIC, may show proof of such and purchase a car seat at a discounted price.  Distribution sites are noted with a *.

Columbus Police Dept.     828-894-5464

Forest City Police Dept.    828-245-5555

McDowell Co. EMS     828-652-3982

Rutherford Co. Sheriff’s Dept.     828-287-6247

Spindale Fire & Police Dept.      828-286-3464

Amanda Freeman*, Rutherford LIFE Services     286-4352

Tracy Guillermo, Cleveland Regional     828-286-3464

Kristin Holbert, RN, Rutherford Regional     828-553-7470

Charlene Proctor*, Rutherford Regional     828-286-5496

Charlotte Ruppe, Rutherford Co. Clerk of Court     288-6100

Aaron Vassey, Spindale PD/Cleveland Comm. College     704-484-4005Chief McCurrys Grandson

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