Community Injury Prevention Program

Child Safety Seat Installation

It's estimated that 96% of all child restraints are installed incorrectly. Our team can teach you how to select the proper child restraint, ensure that your child is placed into the restraint properly and that the restraint is correctly installed in your vehicle. Everyone who participates in Child Safety Seat Installation program will receive one-on-one instruction from National Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians or Instructors.

Cost: Free
When:   Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m.
Where:  Louisiana State Police Troop B, 2101 1-10 Service Road in Kenner.

For list of ALL statewide fitting stations led by UMC New Orleans:

Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs Class


Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Class
Become a Fitting Station

Dates TBA 

Bossier City
​Feb. 13 -16, 2019
Bossier Parish EMS
5275 Swan Lake Rd.
Bossier City, LA 71111

Pearl River
March 13 - 16, 2019
Pearl River Training Center
39395 Pine Street
Pearl River, LA 70452

Lake Charles
April 10 - 13, 2019
Huber Park Recreation Center
2124 14th St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

May 15 - 18, 2019
East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006

The certification class provides national certification as a CPS Technician to help decrease injury and fatalities on the roads of Louisiana.


Sign up for the class and complete this application so your facility/agency can develop and host a fitting station.

Child Passenger Safety Technician Enhancement Course

Now that you’ve completed the National Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Course, it is time to put your skills into practice to save lives.  However, many participants have not developed the confidence and competence to bring the course information curbside. Welcome to the Enhancement Course! The CPS Enhancement Course is for individuals who recently successfully completed the Child Passenger Safety Technician Course and are working with and educating the public on the use and proper installation of child restraints. 

April 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pearl River Training Center
39395 Pine Street
Pearl River, LA 70452

Sign up for the class after you have completed the National Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Course.



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Child Safety Seat Application

If you are a family in need of a child safety car seat, please submit the following application. These car seats were purchased with funds donated by Louisiana's Sonic Drive-ins to go to families in need throughout the state. Car seats will be assigned to families approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please limit one seat per child. If you have more than one child needing a car seat, please submit the application for each child.

Sudden Impact

The number one killer of teens is motor vehicle crashes. Through a partnership with the Louisiana State Police, we have an interactive program to decrease injuries and fatalities due to driving impaired, driving without using a seat belt and distracted driving. The school must commit to the entire sophomore class' participation and provide transportation to the hospital. We offer Mock Crashes, Mock Trials, Senior Presentations and Parent Presentations.

Cost: Free
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: UMC Conference Center (pre-scheduled)

The Trauma Center's Injury Prevention programs on such topics as summer safety, Mardi Gras, seat belt, travel and roadway safety and preventing falls among senior citizens. Call (504) 702-2295 or (504) 702-2296 for additional information about any of these programs or to arrange a presentation.



The School Based Trauma Outreach Program (STOP) is dedicated to promoting safety to prevent accidental injuries and deaths of children. The interactive program includes instruction on bicycle, pedestrian, motor vehicle and gun safety. The interactive program is perfect for young children kindergarten through second grade. Our team can bring this free program to your child’s school, organization, summer camp or church group.

Cost: Free

Law Enforcement Hemorrhage Control & Tourniquet Training 

Hemorrhage is the number one cause of preventable death in penetrating trauma. Early hemorrhage control is necessary to increase the survivability of any victim, including law enforcement whose priority is to stop or isolate the event. After completing tourniquet trainings, several first responders have saved lives through tourniquet application following a motor vehicle crash, underscoring the necessity of tourniquet training for law enforcement and the general public, much like CPR is for cardiac arrest.

Click here to learn more about UMC's tourniquet training course and to download the registration form.

Cost: Free

Stop the Bleed Program

UMC has been a pioneer in injury prevention and lifesaving techniques. Part of this effort is our commitment to the Department of Homeland Security "Stop the Bleed" Campaign. Launched in October 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Click here for more information about this life-saving campaign. The Stop the Bleed program at UMC is a joint venture with LSU Health New Orleans and the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Cost: Free
When: Every Monday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: UMC Conference Center, Room D.



Our Partners


The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans has teaching, research, and health care functions state-wide, through its six professional schools and twelve Centers of Excellence, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions with which they maintain affiliations.


The second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States, Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care.