FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department’s “Officer Phil” safety program, sponsored by Fairfield businesses to reinforce a variety of safety messages to the township’s youngest students, returned to Stevenson School earlier this month for its annual visit to kindergarten through third grade students.

Uses puppets and magic tricks, some of the topics presented through the program include staying low to the ground in a fire, how and when to call 9-1-1 and “stranger danger.”

“The partnership between the police department, the school and especially a number of our local businesses has resulted in an annual safety presentation that gives children important safety information in an extremely fun way,” said Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony Manna. “While the children laugh and are entertained at this event, it is also apparent that the safety messages are getting through which is our primary goal.”

The Fairfield Police Department acknowledged the following local businesses for supporting this year’s “Officer Phil” program:

  • Euro Auto Works - 223 Horseneck Road
  • Prismatic Development Corporation - 60 Route 46
  • Med-Care - 150 Fairfield Road
  • FunTime Junction - 400 Fairfield Rd
  • Mountain View Auto Body - 76 Mountain View Boulevard
  • ROSA-LY PIEROGI - 69 Route 46 West
  • Fisher Auto Transmission - 81 Route 46 West 
  • Fairfield Hand Car Wash - 1275 Bloomfield Ave
  • Luce, Schwab & Kase, Inc. - 9 Gloria Lane
  • Structural Stone Co., Inc. - 326 Route 46 West
  • The Industrial Brush Co., Inc. - 105 Clinton Road
  • Monster Mini Golf - 194 Rt 46 East
  • DiGarbeile, McNulty, Campanella & Co., LLC - 22 Horseneck Road
  • Garden on the Wall - 1275 Bloomfield Avenue
  • Ralston's Inc./Fairfield Sunoco - 245 Route 46 West
  • Mediterranean Tile & Marble - 461 Route 46 West
  • Lifesavers, Inc. - 39 Plymouth Street
  • Alan G. Cruse, Inc. - 460 Horseneck Road
  • Criger Service Inc. - 79 Lane Road
  • Fairfield Service - 111 Clinton Road
  • Uniq Concepts - 461 Rt. 46 West
  • Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning - 11 Daniel Road East