Car Seat Safety Information  

October 2013

Stop by VAS to have your current child passenger safety seat checked or a new seat installed, or just to say 'hello' to one of our four technicians. We are also happy to report that VAS was recently awarded a grant to purchase replacement car seats for our community!  


Massachusetts state law requires all children under the age of 5 and under 40 pounds be properly secured in a federally approved car seat or booster seat.  Further, they must be secured according to the manufacturer's instructions. Children ages 5 - 12 must wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt at all times.

Village Ambulance Service collaborates with North Adams Ambulance Service to protect the children of Northern Berkshire County by providing car seat safety checks.

Car seat safety checks can be performed by making an appointment or by stopping by any of our two locations.

To make an appointment in Williamstown, please call 413-458-4889 or stop by our office at 30 Water Street, Williamstown, MA 01267.

To make an appointment in North Adams, please call 413-664-4935 or stop by the North Adams Ambulance Service business office at 10 Harris Street, North Adams, MA 01247.

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If after trying these locators you still need help, please call the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's CPS hotline at 1-877-392-5956 or TTY 617-725-0261.


Village Ambulance Service Certified CPS Technicians:

Michelle Sawicky, Program Coordinator

Shawn Godfrey

Angela Swistak

Vadim Zaslavsky

What should you, as a caregiver, expect from our Child Passenger Safety Technicians(CPST)?   Click Here



Child Restraint Recall List



Child Restraint Recall List


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Child Restraint Recall Campaign Listing


Child Safety Seat and Car Safety Resources

Massachusetts Car Seat Laws

Car Safety Tips & Information

Child Car Seat Installation Instructions

Current Child Restraint Recall List


Child Passenger Safety Educational Resources 

Child Passenger Safety: Ease-of-Use Ratings:   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Car Safety Seats: A Guide for Families 2010: American Academy of Pediatrics

Comprehensive Child Passenger Safety Program: National Highway Traffic Safety Admin


Additional Resources

Safe Kids Worldwide:

A global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.

American Academy of Pediatrics:

Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Kids and Cars:

KIDS AND CARS' mission is to assure no child dies or is injured in a non-traffic, motor vehicle related event.


For more information regarding this or any other Village Ambulance Service community outreach program, please call our business office at 413-458-4889.

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