Public health staff receive car seat safety certifications

VALDOSTA – Staff with the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District focused their skills on child car seat safety this month.

Eight staff members from across the 10-county district received their certifications to become Child Passenger Safety Technicians. To receive their certifications, each participant took part in a four-day course that concluded with a hands-on car seat check event.

As Child Passenger Safety Technicians, they will work with families to teach them the correct way to choose and install their child’s car seats. 

This certification goes hand-in-hand with the recently announced Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program that helps connect eligible families with car seats and booster seats at no cost.

The following SHD staff received their Child Passenger Safety Technician certifications.

Ben Hill County

Layne A. Harrell

Berrien County

Amanda Hayes

Brooks County

Amber L. Ruszler

Cook County

Lynetta S. Ponce

Rebecca S. Allgood

Echols County

Sara E. Hamlett

Irwin County

Latasha D. Watson

Turner County

Mary Anne P. Sturdevan

“We are proud of the hard work our staff put in to receive these certifications,” said South Health District Director William Grow, MD, FACP. “Their commitment to continuing to learn about new ways to keep their communities safe and serve the public is what makes South Health District great.”