Safety Day

Do your young children know what to do during a fire? Or what about if a stranger was to approach them? If your little one will be entering kindergarten this year, and you live in the Sandusky area, then you need to join us for Safety Day 2019!

Firelands Regional Medical Center and the City of Sandusky are working together to host the annual Safety Day event. What is safety day you ask? Well, it’s a full day of real-world safety education specifically for 4 to 6-year-olds. Your child will learn the valuable lessons of what to do during a fire, stranger danger, road safety, animal safety, water safety, home safety, and other emergency situations.

Safety Day will be held on Saturday, July 27. The location and time will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 222 Meigs Street, Sandusky. At the end of the program, each child will receive a t-shirt, backpack, water bottle, bicycle helmet, a certificate to commemorate their completion of Safety Day, and other goodies. There is a $5.00 fee for the event.

History

You may have heard of a “Safety Town”. Our program is similar to that, as your children will be able to visually learn about safety by interacting with a replica town (i.e. buildings, crosswalks, stop lights, etc.), and acting out everyday scenarios. 

The first Safety Town was founded by policeman Frend Boals in 1937 in Mansfield, OH as a traffic safety education program for pre-kindergarten children. The program was expanded and updated by nursery school teacher Dorothy Chlad in 1964 in Bedford, OH as a comprehensive safety education program.

Today, Safety Towns can be found around the country, and have been able to educate generations of children. Maybe you even remember participating in a Safety Town event?

How to register

To register for Safety Day, please visit www.cityofsandusky.com/recreation. For questions, please call (419) 627-5928.