2022 Pre- and Post-Conference Training

Four events will be offered on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the day before the 2022 TZD Conference begins. A fifth event will be offered after the conference adjourns on Thursday, October 13, 2022. All events will be in person only.

Separate registration may be required; see below for details.

Child Passenger Safety on School Buses National Training

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
8:00 a.m.−5:00 p.m.

Younger and younger students are being transported on school buses to and from school. These may be children with special needs or a teen mom traveling with her children to and from school programming. As a child safety restraint systems (CSRS) technician, you can play a role in educating school district transportation staff and school bus contractor staff on how they can safely secure children properly in school buses—either in conventional car seats or in school-bus-specific seats.

This course will give you the opportunity to update your credentials and, as a technician, gain the skills to teach the NHTSA eight-hour course. Topics covered in this course include general guidelines for using a CSRS, installation of a conventional CSRS, school-bus-specific CSRS, safety vests and integrated seats, proper use of lap/shoulder belts, evacuations, and hands-on installation. Total CPS CEUs: 5.5 (School Bus Training). Please note: Hands-on practice cannot be used for seat check signoffs for recertification.

For more information, please contact Sheila Denton at sheila.denton@scmnems.org.

CarFit Training and Event

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
1:00−5:00 p.m.

This training will provide the knowledge and skills needed for CarFit technicians to help expand the program across Minnesota. CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers and increase their mobility in the community.

The first half of the class will be focused on learning about the CarFit program and gaining the knowledge to help implement a CarFit event. The second part of the class will be held outdoors using all the knowledge and skills learned in the first half to conduct a hands-on CarFit event.

Participants must register for the training on the CarFit website to attend.

Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)/DWI Update Training

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
1:00−5:00 p.m.

Explore the most recent and relevant court cases affecting law enforcement procedures, learn about the ever-changing DWI law, get tips on solidifying your DWI case, and review SFST skills and techniques in this training—perfect for those who have already attended the 16-hour SFST course.

The training is free, but registration is required. To register, contact Sgt. Tyler Milless at tyler.milless@state.mn.us. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch. Approved for 4 POST credits.

Minnesota Coalitions Working Together

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:30−6:30 p.m.

Unfunded and funded coalitions will join together during this collaborative meeting to network, learn from each other, and share ideas and initiatives that have worked and not worked. This informational time together will introduce the new statewide coordinator and members of Minnesota coalitions. Attendees will also discuss requirements for the 2023 TZD Safe Roads Program.

For more information, contact Kat Vue at kat.vue@state.mn.us.

CarFit Community Event

Thursday, October 13, 2022
1:00−3:00 p.m.

Older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear their seatbelts and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, according to NHTSA, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur because of the greater fragility of their aging bodies.

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. CarFit technicians also provide additional information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance older adults’ safety as drivers and/or increase their mobility in their communities.

Want to know if your vehicle has the best “fit” for you? Then this event is for you! It’s open to the community, but appointments are needed. If you would like to attend this CarFit event, please contact Cheryl Salo at 952-835-1882.