IUP IRHS to Host CPST Certification Course in October

Posted on 7/20/2018 4:54:09 PM

The Institute for Rural Health and Safety will host the Child Passenger Safety Technician certification course offered by Kristen Urso, Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention, and Terri Rae Anthony, AAA East Central, on October 18, 19, 25, and 26 at the Citizens' Ambulance Service West Pike Training Facility.  

According to the CDC, motor vehicle traffic crashes continue to be the number three leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States for children four and younger, behind suffocation (primarily for infants) and drowning. Estimates suggest 75% of child restraints show critical misuse, including using the wrong seat for the child's age and weight, loose safety belt attachment to the car seat, and loose harness straps on the child. Pennsylvania law now requires child safety seats be installed rear facing from birth through age two. 

You must be at least 18 years old at the time the course starts. The standardized child passenger safety technician certification course is four days long and combines classroom instruction, hands-on work with car seats and vehicles, and a community safety seat checkup. Attendance is required for the entire course. 

Want to learn about installing car seats before you have to? Want experience educating young families on healthy choices and making tough decisions? This course is a good fit for students that are in education, healthcare, and/or want to help new parents in their communities.

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Learn more on our Facebook page or register at Safe Kids CPS Certification site.