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We in Muskegon know about one thing....pitching in.  We kinda have to.  It's a combination of our close knit community as we all the fact that sometimes we just need volunteers to get things done.  We've written the book on it and no one can compete. Well, today, you are going to get a first peek a a chance to be a part of something remarkable and you can not only help save a life, you will get a skill that will carry on for years.

Beginning in March, Trinity Health in Muskegon is offering a certification course to become a Child Passenger Safety Technician.  You'll be able to learn all you need to know about the proper use of child seats in vehicles and how to properly install and make use of these devices to make sure that the little ones in your life are not the next statistic in motor vehicle accidents. 

The Gerber Foundation has very generously provided financial support for this 32 hour course that is a combination of lectures, skills practice, written quizzes and hands on training.  This is the first time that the training will be offered as a hybrid.  There can be an online element with some hand on stuff at the end, and there will be some options for in person sessions as well.  There is a very special need for these technicians in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties.  The pandemic and the return of those who were misplaced during is taking some times and if you are in those areas, this is a special request for you to jump on board.  

Holly Alway is the Injury Prevention Coordinator of Trinity Health.  It's her job to make sure that we all actually say out of the hospital.  She's talking about the training programs coming up and how you can register to be a part.  She's also sharing some info on how people can get a hand with a child restraint device if they are unable to pay for one due to financial constraints.  We do go into a little injury prevention Holly offered me personally after last's good to have friends.  Take a listen.


Imagine the knowledge you can gain, use and help prevent an injury to the most important people in our lives. Our little ones.  This is also an incredible way to use some of your spare time for the greater good.  We are all asked to pitch in all the time and yes...we all give an awful lot.  This is a golden opportunity to step up into a role that can have an impact on entire families in the prevention of an injury to a kid.  

To This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and get yourself registered.  If you'd like to know more about Holly's work and other programs and events, you can FOLLOW THE SAFE KIDS WEST MICIHIGAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK

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