Join Hilliard’s finest police officers, firefighters, educators, and other public service workers for lifelong lessons on traffic and pedestrian safety, animal safety, poison control, and stranger danger. Safety Town is open to children entering kindergarten in the fall. Visit Classes & Camps to register for one of the Safety Town classes. Registration opens March 27 at 9 a.m. Safety Town will run from June 12 – 16, 2023 with two timeslots available: 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Safety Town will take place at Alton Darby Elementary in 2023.
|Monday||Children are welcomed into Safety Town and receive their bicycle helmets, which they use the entire week and can keep. Students also learn about poison safety from Spike’s Poison Prevention Adventure, and Hilliard police present an energetic activity about personal safety called “Retro Bill.”|
|Tuesday||Children wear red and focus on fire safety. Norwich Township firefighters lead tours of emergency vehicles, and children learn to crawl through a safety house as they practice “Stop, Drop and Roll!” The entire building conduct a fire drill.|
|Wednesday||Children wear blue as they learn about the jobs of Hilliard police officers, including tours of a police cruiser, opportunities to try on police equipment and uniforms and a demonstration of a police motorcycle. Children meet one of the agency’s K9s and discuss bicycle safety with a member of the agency’s bike patrol.|
|Thursday||Children learn about personal safety and the class takes their skills to the streets with a Safety Walk, escorted by police officers. They are also introduced to “Eddie Eagle,” who teaches children what to do if they find a gun, and learn about natural gas with “Digger the Dog.|
|Friday||On the final day of Safety Town, children learn about bus safety with “Buster” as well as water safety. Additionally, the other classes go on a Safety Walk.|