The Galion Police Department and the Galion Fire Department, in conjunction with the Galion Elk Lodge 1191 and the Galion City Health Department, held its first Safety Town in about 12 years at the Galion Primary School.
“It’s going very good,” Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield said, “(We haven’t had one) since 2003. We’ll continue this next year, it’s a good program.”
Safety Town is a program for children that teaches safety lessons about fire, pedestrians/traffic, water, guns, and poisons/drugs. A small town is created to instruct children about safety measures.
“We geared it towards boys and girls going into Kindergarten (in the fall).” Saterfield said, “It’s (teaching) fire, police and bus safety. (We want) to get them used to the Primary School and hopefully they are comfortable when they go to school in three weeks.”
This year’s program is being held through Thursday for children who are going into Kindergarten in the fall at Galion City Schools and St. Joseph School in Galion.
Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31