City of Binghamton, New York

Safety Town

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.