The St. Joseph
Safety Council and the St. Joseph School District have formed a
partnership to offer Safety Town through the District's Summer
Enrichment Program. 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:
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 a field trip to
the local fire department, as well a spend lots of
time "on the town".
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the
location change, students will not take a walk to Bartlett Park as
stated in the 2014 brochure.
In 2014, the Safety Council
will continue to offer two shortened sessions for preschool age
children (must be four by August 1st). Preschoolers spend most
of their time "on the town," as well as learn from classroom
interaction with the Safety Town teachers and volunteers.
Enrollment is open to any
child and reasonable accommodations may be made for children with
learning or physical disabilities. Children do not need to
attend or live within the St. Joseph School District, and may attend
2014 Safety Town Schedule,
Times, & Fees
(4 by 8/1)
June 2-5, 8-11:30 a (M-Th)
Class Fees Increase $5
after May 20*
(4 by 8/1)
June 9-12, 8-11-30 a (M-Th)
School Age #3
(5 by 8/1)
June 2-12, 12:30-4p (M-Th)
School Age #4
(5 by 8/1)
June 16-26, 8-11:30 a (M-Th)
School Age #5
(5 by 8/1)
June 16-26, 12:30-4p (M-Th)
School Age #6
(5 by 8/1)
June 30-July 10, 8-11:30 a
include all supplies and a Safety Town T-shirt.
refunds will be issued after first session begins.
charge for session transfers.
2014 Safety Town Location:
Coleman Elementary School, 3312 Beck Road, St. Joseph
How to Register Participants
On-Line Safety Town
Download Safety Town Registration
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
*Attention Teen Volunteers Interested in Photography
The Safety Council will select one interested teen volunteer
per session to coordinate and take photos at Safety Town to
create program slideshows and assist with the Safety Council
Facebook page. If you would like to be considered for one of these
positions, please indicate this on 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
basic first aid skills, 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.
2014 Volunteer Training
Wednesday, May 21, 6-8 p.m. or
Saturday, May 24, 9-11 a.m.
Volunteer Application Forms
Download the 2014 Safety Town Volunteer Registration Form from the
link below. Form must be signed by both applicant and
parent/legal guardian. Submit via email:
email@example.com, fax: 816-233-8343, or mail: St.
Joseph Safety and Health Council, 118 S 5th Street, St. Joseph, MO
64501. Since you have volunteered at Safety Town in the past,
it is not necessary to resubmit a Volunteer Recommendation Form.
First time applicants:
Download both the 2014 Safety Town Volunteer Registration and
Recommendation forms from the links below. The Registration
Form must be signed by both applicant and parent/legal guardian and
may be submitted prior to the Council receiving the Recommendation
Form. Applicants must ask a teacher, principal, or counselor
to fill out the Recommendation Form and submit to the Safety Council
via email, fax or mail. Confirmation letters will be mailed by
Download Safety Town Volunteer Registration Form
2014 Volunteer Recommendation Form
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