Child Passenger Safety Training Committee

The North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Training Committee was formed to expand the reach of our State’s child passenger safety programs by including people representing various disciplines and regions of our state. Over the past 16 years, nearly 50 people have served on this Committee, representing law enforcement, fire, EMS, healthcare, and other agencies throughout the state.

Through the leadership of the CPS Training Committee many changes have come about to North Carolina’s Child Passenger Safety Program. The National CPS Certification Curriculum has been in use in North Carolina since 1998. We’ve seen a move from event-based outreach to Permanent Checking Stations and now have over 185 PCS locations across North Carolina. The NC CPS Conference, once a periodic event, has been held annually since 2006. The number of CPS Technicians in the state has increased dramatically, from 1,667 in January 2008 to over 2,600 today. North Carolina has one of the strongest CPS programs in the country, in part due to the hard work and dedication of the CPS Training Committee over these years.

As the program continues to evolve, there is a need to include all age ranges within the occupant protection program. After October 1, 2014, Child Passenger Safety will now be addressed as part of the newly formed NC Occupant Protection Task Force.

We thank the individuals and agencies who have served on and supported the NC CPS Training Committee through the years.

 

 

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