Raising Community Awareness for Safety and Injury Prevention
When: June 8, 2013; 8 am - 1 pm
Where: On the Capitol Square at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
The City of Madison Fire Department, in collaboration of over 25 public and private organizations throughout
Dane County host the Safety Saturday event each year. Safety Saturday
will be held on June 8th between 8 am and 1 pm on the Capitol Square.
Safety Saturday is an event that educates parents, children,
and the public on ways to make safe decisions, prevent injuries, and to
encourage the use of safety devices such as seat belts, bike helmets, and
smoke alarms. Using the remarkable State Capitol Square and Dane
County Farmers' Market as a setting, thousands of community members
attended the Safety Saturday event each year.
Since its inception, Safety Saturday attendance has more than doubled and the
number of public and private organizations participating in the event has
increased from a single participant (City of Madison Fire Department) to
over 25 participating organizations, located throughout Dane County, that take part in
the event. Through interactive displays,
games, activities, and demonstrations, the event seeks to teach kids to
make safe decisions, so injuries are less likely to occur, and to help
them deal with emergencies when they do occur. The interactive
displays and exhibits provide attendees with hands-on learning
opportunities. In addition to the displays and exhibits, past Safety
Saturday events have included, Jaws-of-Life Vehicle
Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, Fingerprinting and Photo IDs, Bicycle
Safety, Dog Safety and Law Enforcement Displays.
For more information on the Safety Saturday event, or to
become a participant or sponsor, please contact Community Education
Officer at (608) 261-9845.