CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The City of Coral Springs will host a Free Virtual Safety Town starting July 14 through August 13. Elementary-aged children will have the opportunity to learn important and valuable lessons about safety through videos and printable e-books.
The Summer Safety Town program has been in existence for more than 30 years in Coral Springs. Run each year with the support of the Kiwanis Club of Coral Springs, volunteers and city staff, it was important that regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find a solution to provide this important safety program. Upon learning of the city’s plans to implement a virtual solution, Mary Boast, who brought the program to the city and has served as the program’s volunteer coordinator since its inception, was ecstatic that the child safety lessons would continue in 2020.
Regarding the virtual program, Community Involvement Coordinator Monica Vargas said: “Now more than ever, our businesses and residents need to be vigilant and practice safety protocols consistently. We know how challenging it can be for parents to discuss these tough topics with their children and how valuable the Safety Town program has been for our young residents and their families. Though we are living under unprecedented times, we are proud to offer Safety Town virtually. This is a testament of our commitment to the safety and well-being of our residents.”
The YouTube video lessons will be released every Tuesday and Thursday of the week and cover the following topics:
- Stranger Danger and Trusted Adults
- Firearms Safety
- Pedestrian Safety
- Bicycle Safety
- Buckle Bear
- Bathing Suit Zone
- Dispatch and 911 Call Center
- Drowning Prevention/Canal Safety
- Fire Safety
- Household Hazards – Poison Control
Daycare facilities and residents have the opportunity to register to receive printed booklets provided by the city. Supplies are limited.
For more details or to register for a booklet, visit our website.