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Car Seat Safety Technician
Samuel Jones began volunteering with Appalachian Promise Alliance in April of 2015 with the Buckle Up for Life Program. Samuel brought Buckle Up for Life to Bristol, in 2014 shortly after becoming a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Samuel is also certified as a Special Needs Car Seat Tech, School Bus Car Seat, and a European Car Seat Safety Tech.
After joining Appalachian Promise Alliance, Samuel become certified in other Vehicle/Traffic Safety related fields, becoming a Car Fit Event Coordinator, AARP Driver’s Safety Course Instructor for Virginia, and an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer.
Samuel has been recognized for his work with the Buckle Up for Life program being named the 2017-2018 Coordinator of Year by National Buckle Up for Life. Samuel also had a feature story in the Bristol Herald Courier when he received the award and has since received recognition as an honorary Tennesseean from Governor Bill Lee and an honorary Kentucky Colonel.