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DS Tech Listing

There seem to be several of us on here now, so I thought it might be a good idea to post our info in one place so if someone needs a tech they can see if one of us is close by. If you are looking for a tech, please PM the member listed here for more info. It would be great if this could be made a sticky at some point as well. When you post, use this format:

Location (city/state/province/metro area, etc)
user name
real name if you like
email if you are willing to share
instructor, SN trained, etc.

If we end up having enough response, I will arrange them by state/province.

CANADA

Alberta- Edmonton
waddlemom
Samantha
waddles@telus.net
Was trained in 2008


US

Southeast (pm for more specific location)
TalkinBoutMyGirl
Anna
Will add email in a bit
Tech since 2012

Alabama
Location: Montgomery Area
S/N: Shanree
Real name: Shanna
Tech# T701554
Tech since 3/14/12

Alaska- Anchorage/Mat-Su Valley
an_aurora
Anna Enzweiler
akcpst@gmail.com
SN trained in 2008

California
Sacramento Area
*occasionally traveling as far north as Redding or as far south as Fresno.
CrazyBoysMamma
Jessica

North Los Angeles County and surrounding (Santa Clarita, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Burbank, and everything in between; I travel half an hour or so. May also be in Woodland Hills or Silver lake on occasion)
ketchupqueen
Anne Hamilton
roguejaina AT Yahoo DOT com
Special needs trained

Connecticut
New Haven county,
Danielle0407
Danielle
Tech since 2011

Georgia
Calhoun (NW Georgia - Atlanta, GA and Chattnooga, TN metro)
lilychic4
Jeni
carseats@jenilang.com

Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho
CookieCutter
Ashleen Cook
AshleenCook@gmail.com

Maine
Tia
email- tmnielsen88@yahoo.com

Maryland
faithfulorangekids
Tiffany
Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Frederick,
*willing to travel to DC/Northern Virginia
tlmatthews87@gmail.com(can do last-minute as well)

Ohio
Central Ohio
Shaunam
Shauna Bryner
shauna.m83@gmail.com

Oregon
jackyl08
Jacky
Northwestern Oregon
mamatomckenzie@gmail.com

Portland, OR (Emanuel Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital)
genevievej84
Genevieve Johnson
gjohnson@lhs.org
Instructor and Special Needs trained

Pennsylvania
Central Pennsylvania
ame0312

Tennessee
Chattanooga
**See lilychic4 listed under Georgia**


Texas

Pearland/Houston, Texas
monica-m
Monica Mayeaux
monica435ATgmail.com (replace AT with @)
Tech since 2011, SK Senior Checker since 2012

Virginia
**see faithfulorangekids listed under Maryland**

Washington D.C.
**see faithfulorangekids listed under Maryland**

Washington State
Kennewick (Tri-Cities area)
mclaybrook
Mary Claybrook

Clark County/SW Washington State
genevievej84
Genevieve Johnson
gjohnson@lhs.org
Instructor and Special Needs trained

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Old 12-31-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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Great idea mama

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Thanks! Adding it to the OP!
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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*sigh* I'm trying to get certified but the place that does it...St John Ambulance, doesn't generally offer it to the public, they do it when an agency wants to offer it to their employees....Grrr. So I'm on a waiting list for the future if there is enough public interest or if there is a group one that they can squeeze another person into.....though I'm not sure my DH will like the cost. $450 bucks for something I would be volunteering my time for.

I feel like I could probably challenge the exam and pass though. LOL
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*sigh* I'm trying to get certified but the place that does it...St John Ambulance, doesn't generally offer it to the public, they do it when an agency wants to offer it to their employees....Grrr. So I'm on a waiting list for the future if there is enough public interest or if there is a group one that they can squeeze another person into.....though I'm not sure my DH will like the cost. $450 bucks for something I would be volunteering my time for.

I feel like I could probably challenge the exam and pass though. LOL
$450?!?!?!
My tech class was FREE because we had a grant from the local teaching hospital for it. I know it's expensive in California to take the class, too and thus, there aren't many techs in the LA area. I hope you get to take it soon!
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yup. I know crazy hey. I mean I would have no problem paying $150 or so, I think the information is invaluable, but essentially I would be taking a 3 day class that pretty much will cover most things that I have already learned on my own just so I can be certified.

Here is the response I got when I emailed

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Thanks for your interest in the Child Restraint System Technician Training. At this point I don’t have any plans to offer a course in the PG area. Usually a course is scheduled when an agency or a group of agencies comes together to provide the training to their employees. The cost for a course in PG would be in the neighborhood of $3,500 for 8 students - $450 per student for the 3 day training.



If you like I will add your inquiry to my class waiting list and will let you know if a course is scheduled or if there is enough individual interest from that area to offer a course.


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That's crazy. I took my training through Safe Kids. It cost me $60 I believe. I found out about the class through my local health department (and my sister was a director for our local Red Cross.. so, she had a heads up too).
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yup. I know crazy hey. I mean I would have no problem paying $150 or so, I think the information is invaluable, but essentially I would be taking a 3 day class that pretty much will cover most things that I have already learned on my own just so I can be certified.

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Have you tried going through Safe Kids?
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$450?!?!?!
My tech class was FREE because we had a grant from the local teaching hospital for it. I know it's expensive in California to take the class, too and thus, there aren't many techs in the LA area. I hope you get to take it soon!
I live about an hour from LA and was thinking about taking a class. I'll have to see what I can find out.
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