National Baby Safety Awareness Month

Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment for your child.

Car Seat Safety

Children in Tennessee must be secured in a child restraint when riding in an automobile from birth
to nine years of age. Installing and using a car seat or booster can be intimidating.
The Knoxville Police Department hosts monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoints at 917 E. Fifth Avenue
in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

In addition to hosting a checkpoint on the second Saturday of every month, a checkpoint will now
also be offered on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  

The Child Safety Seat Checkpoints are a completely free-of-charge service offered by the KPD for
parents, grandparents or other guardians. During the Checkpoint, child car seats are inspected by a
certified car seat technician to ensure proper use or installation. Additionally, car seat technicians
provide valuable safety tips and recommendations for those utilizing child safety seats. The
Checkpoints are led by KPD personnel who have completed the 32-hour Child Passenger Safety
Technician Standardized Training.  

The Checkpoints are hosted at 917 E. Fifth in Knoxville, Tennessee. Drive-ups are welcome for the
Checkpoints hosted on Saturdays, but checks will be conducted by appointment only on Tuesdays.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 865-215-1300 or

A list of upcoming Child Safety Seat Checkpoint dates and times can be found below: 

Saturday, September 10, 2022 – 10 am – 1 pm 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 5 pm – 8 pm (appointment only)
Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 10 am – 1 pm 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 5 pm – 8 pm (appointment only)
Saturday, November 12, 2022 – 10 am – 1 pm 
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – 5 pm – 8 pm (appointment only)
December 10, 2022 – 10 am – 1 pm 
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 – 5 pm – 8 pm (appointment only)

Click here for more info on Child Safety Seat Rules

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke detectors are only effective if they are functioning when needed! Remembering to check them
regularly can be something easily forgotten and overlooked. A trick is to check at time changes in the
Fall and Spring. Next time change will be here in October so mark your calendars!

For residents of the city of Knoxville:
“The City of Knoxville Fire Department recognizes working smoke alarms save lives; therefore, it
created the Smoke Alarm Program. This program provides smoke alarms and replacement batteries
free of charge to residents of single-family dwellings who cannot afford to purchase them or who
are unable to safely perform these tasks.

Residents living in rental properties or condominiums should contact their landlord or property
owner’s association for smoke alarms and/or batteries. 

Each engine company will install smoke alarms and batteries in residences within its primary
response territory. This will ensure the alarms are properly installed and residents understand how
to perform monthly tests.

For more information on receiving or replacing smoke alarms or to obtain battery replacements,
please call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 am to
4:30 pm) or email at”

Knox County residents (outside of city limits) are serviced by Rural Metro. Please visit their website
for information on membership and services, , and to see if your
home is their service area.

The state of Tennessee also participates in “Get Alarmed, TN!,” a grant-funded fire safety education and
smoke alarm installation program administered by the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO). Launched in
November 2012, the program distributes fire safety education and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to
participating fire departments. The fire departments then deliver the education and install smoke alarms in
at-risk homes across the state. Visit:
for more information.


CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) refers to procedure performed when the heart stops beating and
can literally be the difference between life and death. Who can benefit from CPR courses? Parents,
elderly caregivers, co-workers, healthcare workers, teachers, babysitters- in a nutshell, everyone.

We are so fortunate to have East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH) in our community. They offer
classes in CPR and Safe Sitter. Check their website for calendar.

The American Red Cross is another valuable resource. They conveniently offer online courses so you can
complete at your convenience.

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) website has more information on CPR and locator tool to find
courses near you as well.