Safety Town Program Gets Youth Acquainted with First Responders
Nearly two dozen children are learning what it's like to be a first responder. A program called Safety Town, that takes place in communities across thew nation, is going on right now in Harborcreek.
Wednesday's topic covered fire safety. Incoming kindergarteners are learning about smoke detectors, fire plans and other life-saving tools. Organizers say the biggest goal is to get children used to the firemen, the police, and the EMT workers who could come to their home in the event of an emergency.
This week, 20 young children from the Harborcreek School District are taking place in Safety Town, with older students also helping out with the program. It's a program, so popular, that there's a waiting list with 70 children.
The township, in conjunction with the Lawrence Park Police Department, and Klein Elementary School is hosting the event.