National Child Passenger Safety Board 



The mission of the National Child Passenger Safety Board (NCPSB) is to save lives and prevent injuries by promoting child passenger safety through education, mentorship, engagement, and innovation. 

Open Member Positions 

The following field representative positions are open for the 2021-2024 NCPSB term of service. 

  • Public Safety: Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS): This field representative must be actively working in the fire/EMS field and engaged in current events and issues as related to Child Passenger Safety (CPS). 
  • Public Safety: Law Enforcement: This field representative must be actively working in the law enforcement field and engaged in current events and issues as related to CPS.

Field representatives are rotating voting members of the NCPSB with a three-year term of service. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one position, if appropriate. Separate applications are required. Although multiple positions can be applied for, selected candidates represent one category only.


  • Application period opens: May 25, 2020
  • Application period closes: July 31, 2020, 5:00 pm PST
  • Notification and invitation to interview: October 28, 2020
  • Interview dates: November 18 and 20, 2020
  • Interview decision notification: January 9, 2021
  • New Member Orientation: February 2021
  • Term of Service: May 2021 - May 2024 (The term may be extended if elected as a Board officer.)

Recommended Reading Prior to Completion of Application 

Membership on the NCPSB requires a significant time commitment. Persons interested in applying to the NCPSB are encouraged to review the following documents found at prior to submitting an application. 

Application Process and Checklist 

Incomplete, late, incorrectly submitted applications and unrequested documents will not be considered. 

  1. Complete this online application through the link on
  2. Submit documents listed below via the upload section provided in this online application. 
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  • Application Verification and Signature Form


Contact Mandi Seethaler, NCPSB Vice-Chairperson, with questions at or 907-306-1796.

The NSC Marion Martin Award was established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate outstanding service and contributions in the field of safety by women.  The NSC Awards Committee has established the following guidelines to facilitate the nomination process for this award program.
Purpose: The purpose of the NSC Marion Martin Award is to recognize women who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have helped pave the way to success for other women in the profession. These women have distinguished themselves in a variety of professional settings and personify excellence on either the local, regional, national or international level.
Scope: The NSC Marion Martin Award is designed to reward those women who have had a significant impact on other women in the safety field.  This award is designed to celebrate the career of women who have not only achieved professional excellence, but did so while encouraging other women to pursue a career in safety.
Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must be a woman, and may not be an active National Safety Council staff member, or member of the NSC Women’s Division Leadership Committee.
Deadline:  All submissions must be received by March 27, 2020.

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The Distinguished Service to Safety Award (DSSA) is the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council in recognition of outstanding service and contribution in the field of safety. The NSC Awards Committee has established the following guidelines to facilitate the nomination process for this award program.
Scope: The DSSA is designed to reward those individuals who have had a sustained impact on safety on a local, national, or international scope. The nature of the contribution should reflect exceptional service resulting in more effective or increased levels of injury and/or illness prevention, or assistance in furtherance of those goals. This may also include advancement of safety theory and research.
- Will be considered from members and nonmembers of NSC
- Eligible nominees will have at least twenty years of experience in a safety related field
- Active engagement in safety, either paid or unpaid, within the past five years
- Retirees are eligible to be nominated, within two year of their retirement
- Made impact on safety (international, national or local).  Impact can include affecting culture change around safety within an organization or locale; developing and implementing safety protocols previously lacking in an organization or industry; or public campaigns or advocacy with measurable success in affecting safety awareness and individual behavior.
- Made significant and outstanding contributions to safety.  Contributions can include innovations, research, or other academic pursuits impacting safety.
Nominator Guidance: When considering a potential nominee, it is important to consider the following:
- Self-nominations are not permitted
- The nominator’s obligation to the nominee and the process includes preparing a professional nomination package. A nominator may inform and engage the nominee in preparing this.  
- Powerful, successful nominations are crisp in form, clear, neat, organized and not encumbered with extraneous information and endorsements.
- All nominations must be submitted through the online application with all required fields complete.  No other documents will be accepted in lieu of the online form.
- Nominators must never assure a nominee that the award is theirs without the approval of the NSC Award Committee.
- All eligible DSSA nominees must have at least one and no more than three letters of recommendation.
-  All criteria must be supported with metrics and appropriate documentation.
Deadline:  Final nominations must be submitted online by March 27, 2020.

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