Safety Town is a national safety education program sponsored locally by the Binghamton Parks & Recreation Department. It is open to children entering kindergarten and first grade.
The interactive program features presenters who speak to the children about various safety topics, including:
- Car and pedestrian safety (presentation by a crossing guard)
- Animal safety (presentation by a Binghamton Police Officer)
- Fire safety (presentation by the Binghamton Fire Department, featuring a fire truck)
- Poison safety (presentation by EMS)
- Bus safety (presentation by First Student, featuring a short bus ride)
- "Stranger danger" (presentation by Crime Victims Assistance)
- Pool, boat, bathtub and beach safety (presentation by a lifeguard)
- Bike and helmet safety (presentation by the Broome County Health Department)
As part of the program, children interact with and learn from the Safety Town Village set up on a playground. Sessions are held at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
For more information, call the Binghamton Parks & Recreation Department at (607) 772-7017.