Clallam County Health and Human Services in conjunction with Safe Kids Worldwide, The Safety Restraint Coalition of Washington, Forks Fire Department, District 1, Clallam County Sheriff’s Department, Forks Police Department, La Push Police Department, and local community volunteers held a four-day national certification class. The purpose of the class was to make available to the local public more Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians are often referred to as car seat techs. They are the people who check your child’s car seats for correct installation, fit and recalls.
Before this class, only one certified child passenger safety technician for the entire west end of Clallam County. We now have six technicians available on the west end to help the public. The six technicians will be working as a team but will also be able to do inspections on their own at their discretion.
Ruby Nelson from the Clallam County Health and Human Services Office in Forks will be coordinating and overseeing the Child Passenger Safety Technician Team.
If you would like to set up a car seat inspection appointment please call Ruby at the Clallam County Health and Human Services Forks Office, 360-374-3121. Ruby will set up the appointments for the inspection station at the Forks Fire Department Building, 11 N. Spartan Avenue.
Clallam County Health and Human Services would like to thank these businesses and agencies in our community who donated services to help the class become a reality and for helping to keep the communities children safe: The Pacific Inn Hotel and Laura Decker for the donation of the room for the instructors; The Forks Fire Department, District 1 for the use of their facilities for the class and as an inspection station. They would like to especially thank these individuals for their help during the four-day class: Bill Paul, Justice Barnes, Nick Ness from the Forks Fire Department for moving equipment at a moment’s notice and sharing your space, and Sue Emery and Kathy Kruger for instructing the class.