Safety Town is a miniature town
designed to introduce children to the importance and methods of safety,
especially pedestrian safety. The town is complete with sidewalks,
crosswalks, streets, signs, traffic signals and replica buildings.
The goal of the program is to reduce possible injury or death of
children resulting from preventable accidents. Safety Town
familiarizes children with law enforcement officers, firefighters
and other community workers.
Participating children will
learn safety techniques addressing the following topics:
The Safety Council offers
two shortened sessions for preschool age children (must be four by
August 1st) as an introduction to the full Safety Town experience. Preschoolers spend most of their time "on the
town," while beginning to learn basic safety concepts from classroom interaction with Safety
Town teachers and volunteers.
SCHOOL AGE SESSIONS
Children ages 5-7 attend
Safety Town for eight days, over a two week timeframe, and
learn safety skills through classroom training and exercises taught by
state-certified teachers. Law enforcement
officers, teenage volunteers, and community leaders further
assist with instruction. Students take field trips to the
local fire department and Park, as well as spend lots of
time "on the town". These sessions are recommended
for students entering Kindergarten, First, and Second grades in Fall
2016. If your child attended a preschool session in the
past, it is highly recommended that they be enrolled in a full
session for review of previously taught safety concepts, as well as,
introduction to advanced topics.
Students may attend multiple
years and is open to children in St. Joseph and surrounding
Sessions are completed for 2015.
Check back next
spring for the 2016 Schedule.
Safety Town Teenage
Safety Town encourages
teenagers who are interested in safety and enjoy working with small children
to volunteer at Safety Town. Teens interested in volunteering
completed 7th grade,
Application and Parental/Guardian Consent Form,
Recommendation Form from a school teacher, principal or
availability to attend one, 2-hour mandatory volunteer training
Safety Town Volunteer
Recommendation Forms should be printed and given to a school
teacher, principal or counselor to complete. Student's
information, at the top of the page, should be filled out before
giving to selected individual. Due to school personnel's busy
schedules, submission of recommendation forms may be delayed.
If you do not hear back from the Safety Council regarding your
registration within a reasonable amount of time, please contact our
office at 816.233.3330 or email
check on the status of your application.
Safety Town Volunteer
Becoming a Successful Safety
Town Volunteer: Volunteers will be provided with basic
leadership skills necessary to be a successful volunteer, learn how to work with young children, and
receive an orientation to the games, songs and activities performed
at Safety Town. Attendance at one of the scheduled training
dates is mandatory for all Safety Town Volunteers.
Staff members of the Safety
Council are available to present information to your employees,
organizations, schools, and other groups on various safety issues.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Seasonal Safety Information
Sexual Assault/Personal Safety
For more information, to
suggest a presentation topic, or to schedule a speaker contact
the Safety Council at (816) 233-3330 or email