Cranberry EMS Earns Child Safety Seat Certification
The training and skill session was held over a four-day period.
Five members of the Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Services last week participated in a National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Course.
Held over four days at the Allegheny County Fire Training Academy, the class is described by the instructors and students as “intense,” according to Jeff Kelly, executive director of Cranberry EMS.
The curriculum is divided between classroom and skill stations and concludes with a hands-on car seat check, which was held at a local EMS station.
Successful completion of the program entitles the students to become certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians.
Cranberry EMS Deputy Director Ted Fessides, Crew Chief Teak Baker, Paramedic Bill Humes, Paramedic Matt Leonard and EMT Jen Heusey all successfully passed all of the didactical and clinical requirements of the course, Kelly said.
The goal of the course was to train enough staff to allow CTEMS to become a regional car seat fitting station. In association with Cranberry Township Police, the EMS staff now hopes to become an integral part of child safety in the region, Kelly said.
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