Technician of the Year
When Victoria Chandler started her new position as the injury prevention coordinator with the trauma services team at Ascension Via Christi, a teaching hospital in Wichita, Kan., she also started down another new path.
In 2020, she became a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and took over as coordinator of the Safe Kids Wichita Area CPS program. She quickly gained experience working alongside her team during car seat check events at a local firehouse, while also building her reputation as a leader unafraid to answer the call during a period when COVID restrictions were in place.
By 2022, this “new kid” was being recognized as if an old child passenger safety hand. In fact, she was named the Kansas Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year, and her Safe Kids Wichita Area agency was recognized as the Kansas Child Passenger Safety Station of the Year.
Today, Chandler is the recipient of the National Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year award, presented by the National Child Passenger Safety Board. The award is sponsored by Toyota Motor North America.
To learn more about Victoria and her dedication to child passenger safety, download this Technician of the Year press release.