MU Public Safety Training Institute trains Child Passenger Safety Technicians

MANSFIELD – Through the MU Public Safety Training Institute (MUPSTI), a Child Passenger Safety Technician class was held at Mansfield University on July 20-23.

10 students successfully completed the four-day program to achieve national certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. The training was provided by the Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project.

The National Standardized Certification Course is designed to educate individuals to become a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Topics covered include: the importance and need for child passenger safety programs, relevant federal legislation and safety standards, crash dynamics, vehicle occupant protection systems, selection and use of child restraint systems, correct installation of child restraints, misuse and compatibility issues, safety in other vehicles, and other considerations related to child passenger safety.

The class concluded with a car seat safety check held at the Mansfield Fire Department in downtown Mansfield, Pa.

The certified technicians will return to their communities to serve as a valuable resource to ensure child passenger safety.

The MU Public Safety Training Institute is a regional training center providing initial and continuing professional education for criminal justice practitioners, first responders, public safety professionals, and the public. For more information, visit