Chaffee County Public Health Offers Child Passenger Safety Technician Training
Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) is partnering with Car Seats Colorado to offer a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) course at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds May 1-4, 2023. This training provides education on crash dynamics, injury prevention strategies, child restraint selection, and installation and vehicle protection systems.
The course includes lectures and hands-on practice and culminates with a car seat safety event open to the community. At the end of the course, participants will be able to provide car seat inspections to community members, something that should only be done with this certification.
Individuals who should consider attending are law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, physical/occupational therapists, nurses, pediatricians, child care providers, safety advocates, social workers, foster parents, agencies who transport children or anyone who wants to make sure children are transported safely. This training is open to any resident of Chaffee County or neighboring counties.
The fee for this course is $95 and scholarships are available.
“Chaffee County Public Health has had an active child passenger safety program for over 10 years, with two active Child Passenger Safety Technicians. While we are able to meet many of the needs of this community, we believe it is important that others become trained in this area so that families have a variety of options to help them transport their children safely,” says Deputy Director of Chaffee County Public Health Emily Anderson, a CPST since 2012. “Becoming a CPST is very rewarding and we encourage anyone who regularly engages with families and is interested in safety to consider this training.”
The fee for this course is $95 and scholarships are available. Visit: cert.safekids.org to register for the course. If you are interested in a scholarship, contact Angel at Angel.Giffin@state.co.us.