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Posted on: June 22, 2022

City of Victoria employees earn child passenger safety technician certifications

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PHOTO #1: Car seat inspectors with the City of Victoria and other government agencies pose for a photo during a car seat inspection event that was hosted by the Municipal Court on May 19 at the Victoria Community Center. Eleven City of Victoria employees were recently certified as child passenger safety technicians by Safe Kids Worldwide.

Group photo of people, some in fire or police uniform, at Council chambersPHOTO #2: The City of Victoria recognized newly certified child passenger safety technicians during a City Council meeting June 21. Front row, from left, are Officer Nate Arnold, Fire Inspector/Investigator Kevin Lamprecht, Fire Inspector/Investigator Frank Naranjo, Detective James Collins, Municipal Court Administrator Tiffany Totah, Juvenile Case Manager Elizabeth Montes and Assistant City Manager Darrek Ferrell; back row, from left, are Fire Chief Tracy Fox, Police Chief Roberto Arredondo, Sgt. William Bernard, Lt. Jason Turner, Officer Bryan Knief and Officer Lee Peters. Not pictured are Officer Adam Banda, Officer John Turner and Fire Inspector/Investigator Maria Perez.

City of Victoria employees Elizabeth Montes and Tiffany Totah, Municipal Court; Kevin Lamprecht, Frank Naranjo and Maria Perez, Victoria Fire Department; and Nate Arnold, Adam Banda, James Collins, Bryan Knief, Lee Peters and John Turner, Victoria Police Department, were recently certified as child passenger safety technicians by Safe Kids Worldwide. This nationally recognized certification acknowledges that an individual is qualified to educate caregivers about proper installation and use of children’s car seats and booster seats. As part of their training, the employees completed a three-day training with the Texas A&M AgriLife Child Passenger Safety Program and the Texas Department of Transportation leading up to the car seat inspection event hosted by the Municipal Court on May 19, where they educated residents about child passenger safety. The employees were also required to pass an exam to be certified. To schedule a no-cost car seat inspection with the City of Victoria, visit www.victoriatx.gov/carseat

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