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Safety Town

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Safety Town is a fun five-day safety awareness program that is designed for children entering kindergarten. Through the use of music, crafts, videos, books, community speakers and a child-sized town, the children are taught basic safety lessons that they will use for the rest of their lives.

Every day the children face new challenges as they learn the proper way to cross the street, buckle their seat belt, wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, and understand the basic traffic rules. In addition, we cover other safety lessons such as: stranger danger, water, fire, school bus, and how to dial 911.

Representatives from the local Division of Police, Sheriff’s Office, Division of Fire and others participate at Safety Town to make every day an unforgettable experience for the children. 

***SAFETY TOWN REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2017***

2017 Safety Town Registration Information:

Program Dates: Monday, June 19th – Friday, June 23rd with two separate sessions being offered:

Morning Session: 9 am—12pm

Afternoon Session: 1 pm—4pm

Location: Navin Elementary, 16265 County Home Road, Marysville, OH

Safety Town will be offered this summer to 2017 incoming Marysville Exempted Village School District kindergartners! The program will be limited to 150 students this year and registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. Registration will open on April 11, 2017. Parents can register their child online or can fill out a paper registration form at the Union County Health Department. If all the spaces become filled, a waitlist will be formed in case any spots become available. Your registration will not be considered complete until the liability waiver is signed and the registration fee is paid.

Registration fee: The fee for Safety Town is $30 and can be mailed or delivered along with the liability waiver to the Union County Health Department once your registration form has been submitted. The registration fee covers the cost of the 5-day program, a bicycle helmet, and t-shirt. Any checks should be addressed to the Union County Health Department. Payment by credit card can be accepted if you come in to the Health Department.

Please note: No child will be denied registration for Safety Town because of inability to pay.

 


Safety Town Volunteer Information

 

If you are looking for a fun opportunity to serve your community and work with kids, we would love to have you as a Safety Town volunteer! We need your help to make kids in our community safer and to create a fun, memorable experience. We are in search of volunteers to serve as Classroom Leaders and Youth Classroom Assistants to assist our Classroom Leaders. Classroom Leaders must be 18 or older and preferably have some experience working with children. Classroom Assitant positions are open to students who will have completed between 7th and 12th grade in Spring of 2017. Click on the links below to learn more about the positions and to apply.

2017 Classroom Leader Description              Classroom Leader Application

2017 Youth Volunteer Application

 Have Questions? Email safetytown@uchd.net

Safety Town Partners: Safety Town is a collaboration between the City of Marsyville Division of Fire and Division of Police, Marysville Exempted Village School District, Memorial Health, Mill Creek Cycle & Skate, the Union County Health Department, and the Union County Sheriff's Office.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 00:45

Safe & Sound Coalition

Union County’s Safe & Sound Coalition works to prevent injuries in individuals of all ages by partnering with local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, schools, businesses, hospitals, and the community.

  • Traffic safety, child passenger safety, poison prevention, bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, conflict resolution and bullying are all topics that the coalition is working to address.
  • The Safe & Sound Coalition welcomes community members to have an active role in the coalition to prevent injury.

 The Union County Health Department serves as the lead agency and coordinator of the Safe & Sound Coalition because of funding made possible through the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Please follow this link for specific traffic statistics in Union County:    Union County Stats

 

 

 

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