Safety Town Returns

Safety Town Returns
Posted on 11/12/2018

Safety Town Comes Into APS Schools

Popular program announces scheduled locations

 

Akron's fire and police departments, Akron Children’s Hospital and Akron Public Schools are combining efforts to start a Safety Town program for all       kindergartners attending Akron Public Schools.  

Prior to this, Safety Town was run during the summer at a few of the elementary schools with around 125 kids attending.  

"Bringing Safety Town right into APS schools exposes more young people to everything Safety Town teaches," said Andie Atkins, APS environmental health and safety specialist and Safety Town organizer.

  

Safety Town Moves Indoors

Popular program expands into APS 

The Akron fire and police departments, Akron Children’s Hospital and Akron Public Schools are combining to start a Safety Town program for all kindergartners attending Akron Public Schools. 

Safety Town had been run during the summer at a few elementary schools with around 125 kids attending. 

Andie Atkins, Akron Public School Safety Town organizer said the idea is to expose more children to this wonderful program.  "By bringing it into the school year and into our schools, we expose more kids to everything Safety Town teaches."

Akron Public Schools has 14 elementary schools running this popular program this fall and plans to expand it to all APS elementary schools. 

 

It is through a grant to Akron Public Schools and the Akron Fire Department from our partners at The Harford that brings the  support forfire safety education efforts and programming. The grant also provides every kindergartner with a bicycle helmet that will be properly fitted.

 

The Safety Town program will be a one day program set up in the gym of each elementary school. The kids will be split up into sessions. There are a total of 10 sessions (Bike, Electrical, Health/Poison, Pedestrian, K-9, Stranger Danger, Bus and Fire Smoke Safety, along with 911 and Burn Center sessions). Each session will have a short video or presentation followed by a hands-on learning portion. 

Each Safety Town session is about 20-30 minutes long. The entire program will be approximately four to four and a half hours long and will include their regular lunch time.

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