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,

This training provides education on crash dynamics, injury prevention strategies, child
restraint selection and installation and vehicle protection system. 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. Becoming
a CPST is very rewarding and we encourage anyone who regularly engages with families and is
interested in safety to consider this training,” says Emily Anderson, Deputy Director of Chaffee
County Public Health and a CPST since 2012.

For more information, please contact:
Emily Anderson, Deputy Director