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    I'm certified.....

    ...as a child safety seat technician. WTF is a child safety seat technician you ask? Well I went to a 4 day school in the ins and outs of child seats and installations of such. So as a tech I can educate the public in the proper installation and us of child seats. I'm also certified in teaching safety seat install classes.

    It was a lot more to it than I realized and it's a good class. AT the end of the class week we help a safety seat checkpoint. Every child safety seat I checked was wrong. It was good to show the parents the right way to install and use it.

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    Oh and I got to check out hot soccer moms

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    We had a class for that in our academy.... on a Friday afternoon... I wanted to shoot myself.... BUT, it is important stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    Oh and I got to check out hot soccer moms
    I believe this reply, lol
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    THAT took four days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    THAT took four days?
    Well it took Darin 4 days. The other class was out before Lunch on the first day

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    We have that crap as well, I am not certified but I am a certifiable nut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    THAT took four days?
    That was my first reaction.

    Yes.


    They have a 2 day class then they have the 4 day (soon to be 5 day) class that certifies you as a CSS technician.


    In reality I think they could trim it down to 3 days tops for the tech class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    That was my first reaction.

    Yes.


    They have a 2 day class then they have the 4 day (soon to be 5 day) class that certifies you as a CSS technician.


    In reality I think they could trim it down to 3 days tops for the tech class.
    Seems you could learn the whole history of the automobile uphostery in that amount of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    Seems you could learn the whole history of the automobile uphostery in that amount of time.
    Well you just about do. I did learn about the different retractor systems in cars and how to ID them. Also about the different latch plates.

    The 4 day tech school also certs me to teach the 2 day CSS school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    Seems you could learn the whole history of the automobile uphostery in that amount of time.
    i have learned automobile upholstery fairly well in High School.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    ...as a child safety seat technician. WTF is a child safety seat technician you ask? Well I went to a 4 day school in the ins and outs of child seats and installations of such. So as a tech I can educate the public in the proper installation and us of child seats. I'm also certified in teaching safety seat install classes.

    It was a lot more to it than I realized and it's a good class. AT the end of the class week we help a safety seat checkpoint. Every child safety seat I checked was wrong. It was good to show the parents the right way to install and use it.
    Well good for Darin!!!







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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    Oh and I got to check out hot soccer moms
    A hot chick with a kid on her side somehow is the icing on the cake for me.

    Maybe, I am just a freak.


    I also find myself attracted to pregnant women , little petite ladies with big baby holding bellies. Especially since I don't have to worry about it being mine .
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Pedro56 again.
    awww, man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh
    I also find myself attracted to pregnant women , little petite ladies with big baby holding bellies. Especially since I don't have to worry about it being mine .
    You seem to have no problem creating your own pregnant women.
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    I worked one of these Child Safety Seat Checkpoint things today, I got to write everything down and do the paperwork while the tech did the seats, ugh someone shoot me. I was amazed at how many parents came in with their kids in car seats with the seat like 2 feet from the back of the car's seat, wtih it slidding around, or kids that are 2 feet too big for their infant seats wtih their legs hanging way down, wow. Minor things ok, but when its that bad, you can't tell me you don't notice. Another way fun learning experiance, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Post#83Chief
    I worked one of these Child Safety Seat Checkpoint things today, I got to write everything down and do the paperwork while the tech did the seats, ugh someone shoot me. I was amazed at how many parents came in with their kids in car seats with the seat like 2 feet from the back of the car's seat, wtih it slidding around, or kids that are 2 feet too big for their infant seats wtih their legs hanging way down, wow. Minor things ok, but when its that bad, you can't tell me you don't notice. Another way fun learning experiance, lol.
    The average misuse and improper use of child seats going thru checkpoints is near 90%. When we did our checkpoint we didn't have anyone come thru that had a proper install and proper use.

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    Congrats! Last year I took our local MOMS Club to a carseat safety course the CHP held. Learned so much, and all our seats were installed incorrectly too. Probably saved a life or two that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just KC
    Congrats! Last year I took our local MOMS Club to a carseat safety course the CHP held. Learned so much, and all our seats were installed incorrectly too. Probably saved a life or two that day.
    The main problem is lack of information and education for the parents. That's where we the child seat techs come in. I show the parent how to properly use and install a seat. I take it out and let the parent put it in. The instructions in some child seats and vehicle owner manuals can be hard to understand.

 

 
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