|Nine people from northeast Missouri became certified child passenger safety technicians last week after training in Kirksville.
Last week the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety sponsored a child passenger seat technician class at the Kirksville Fire Department. Through this class, nine individuals from various counties around the district, became certified CPS technicians. Kathy Zents and Joe Schilling, certified trainers, were the instructors.
"This course entails so much more than simply installing child safety seats," Zents explained. "Participants learned about topics ranging from motor vehicle laws, crash dynamics and vehicle safety, to talking to parents about safety," she added.
They also participated in hands on demonstrations throughout the class.
A child seat check event was held at the conclusion of the class, and several area families came in to have their child seats checked.