|John Powell, Shelley Fennel and Martin Dickerson, members of the Florence Police Department, demonstrate Safety Town with children from the
McLeod Child Development Center.
Because of generous donations to the McLeod Health Foundation, McLeod Safe Kids recently purchased Safety Town, a comprehensive educational program that introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to children in the setting of a miniature city.
This interactive classroom can be used either indoors or outdoors and features a miniature road layout and two-dimensional stand-up vehicles – a fire truck, school bus, police car and ambulance.
Safety Town provides practical training, which has been proven to be the most effective means of improving children’s fundamental skills and judgment in safety situations including traffic and pedestrian safety, wheeled sports safety, fire safety and stranger danger.
The addition of Safety Town will allow the McLeod Safe Kids program to increase its presence in the community through partnerships with various community agencies including police and fire departments as well as civic clubs and schools.
Funding for Safety Town was also provided by The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation and the McLeod Angels.