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For CPS Techs

Materials are now available to support your participation in 2012 Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 16-22) and National Seat Check Saturday (Sept. 22).  In addition to copyright-free creative posters, earned media templates are also available, including pre- and post-event press releases, sample proclamations, and talking points. We encourage you to download the materials and share

While you’re on the site also check out the new PSAs and instructional videos – additional resources for you to use.

Click on the pictures below for more information & resources.

CPS Week 2012



Public Service Announcements




Current Recall List

How do I order a LATCH manual?

Safe Kids Certification Website


Complete CPS Training Manual


For Fun

You may be a child passenger safety technician …

  • If after a three-hour car seat inspection event on a hot day that no one makes apologies and gives hugs to thank each other for helping at the event.
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  • If your idea of a good time is going to a junk yard and collecting vehicle manuals and belt systems.
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  • If while waiting at the corner to cross the street, you count the number of people buckled up in the passing vehicles.
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  • If your children or grandchildren wait patiently as you explain the benefits of rear-facing a child as long as possible to a new parent in the Wal-Mart car seat department.
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  • If when you go to garage or yard sales you are looking to collect and destroy car seats or use them for trainings.
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  • If every photo of your new child or grandchild is taken in a variety of car seats.
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  • If when you are shown photos of a new baby in a car seat, you name the car seat and talk about all of its features but forget the child’s name.
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  • If your day off is spent going to car dealerships and talking to sales staff about the new technology in the vehicles.
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  • If when someone shows you photos of their family in their new vehicle that you rearrange the seating arrangement according to best practice.
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  • If you won’t let your spouse sell their car that is on its last leg because it has an automatic system and you need it for classes.
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  • If your subscription to Safe Ride News or Safety Belt Safe, CPS Express, and CPS Update are in bound protective sheets next to every edition of the LATCH manual, most recent SKW Policies and Procedures Manual and minutes of the CPS Board.
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  • If you point out misuses in TV programs and advertisements.
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  • If you check out the child occupant laws in a state you are visiting before you go.
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  • If your spouse covers your eyes in stores and parking lots to keep you from offering unsolicited advise.
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  • If you carry a locking clip and seat check form in your car or purse.
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  • If your friends refer to you as the car seat lady or car seat guy.
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  • If your kids yell don’t move the car, I’m not buckled yet.  You are going to kill me…
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  • You see a small 2 year old riding in a FF car seat and wonder, can’t that child still be rear facing?
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  •  If you can bribe your 2 year old to be good in Walmart by saying “If you are good, we will go look at car seats when we are done shopping! It works!!
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  • You have the report an unrestrained child hotline on speed dial.


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Beyond JustBuckled,
Aug 29, 2010, 1:45 PM
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