PSU4PA: Free training helps prevent pediatric injury

As a new mom, Christie Fugate admits, she didn’t know what “normal” was. “You get all this stuff at your baby shower, (and) you don’t know how you’re supposed to get it installed,” she said. So Christie was grateful to learn about Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Injury Prevention Program, which taught her how to properly install her baby’s car seat.

Through the program, Penn State partners with Pennsylvania police departments to train and certify officers to install child and infant car seats. It also provides free instruction to parents and caregivers about child safety issues.

“My job as a police officer is to help people,” says Officer LuAnna Brook of the Lower Paxton Township Police Department in Dauphin County. “It’s another service that Lower Paxton Township is able to provide to the community … It’s important to me that we keep our children safe.”

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Last Updated January 31, 2012