BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 1, 2012) — A national training program to certify child passenger safety technicians will be available May 15-18 in Bowling Green.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program will be at the Bowling Green Fire Department Public Safety Training Center, 250 New Porter Pike. Classes begin at 8 a.m. each day.
The training is geared for child service agencies, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, health educators, students in Western Kentucky University’s College of Health and Human Services, and students in pre-professional programs. Successful participants will be able to teach parents how to correctly install various types of child car seats and earn three hours of academic credit.
Topics covered will include basics of injury prevention, federal motor vehicle safety standards, types of child restraints, effective communication skills, crash dynamics, correct installation of child restraints and more.
The course is sponsored by the South Central Area Health Education Center through WKU’s College of Health and Human Services, Sharon Rengers of Kosair Children’s Hospital and SAFE KIDS Barren County Coalition.