Safety Town Begins 7th Year at Firehouse #7
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 2:02am
MFD Partners with Madison Area Safe Kids/American Family Children's Hospital
The City of Madison Fire Department is hosting the 7th year of Safety Town at Station # 7, 1810 McKenna Blvd. The first session began Monday, July 12 ith a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz wielded the scissors alongside Fire Chief Debra Amesqua and Jeff Poltawsky, Vice President, American Family Children's Hospital.
The Department partners with American Family Children's Hospital and Madison Area Safe Kids Coalition to bring the program to Madison each summer. Safety Town is a two-week program, designed especially for children entering kindergarten in the fall, which teaches children how to be safe in their community.
Safety Town uses hands-on activities - taught in a small-scale city with streets, homes and sidewalks - to teach children about many different aspects of safety and injury prevention Tuition for the program is $125. This year Safety Town is also funding 13 scholarships for children in Head Start. A portion of the funding for those scholarships comes from Madison South Rotary.
- Lori Wirth, (608) 266-5947