American Family Children's Hospital Supports 6th Annual Safety Town
- Child passenger safety
- Water safety
- Fire safety
- Personal protection
- Poison prevention
Safe Kids Coalition coordinator Nan Peterson says Safety Town's organizers emphasized the need to tailor the safety events to the children's natural inclinations.
"Children this age really do a lot with story telling and songs and props, so this fits really well together with Safety Town - to have it be interactive and be the things they like to do," she says.
Programming is selected based on injury data from the Centers for Disease Control. This year's programming is generously supported by the American Family Children's Hospital.
City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz opened Safety Town with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the first session. The program was developed in Madison by the City of Madison Fire Department and SafeKids – Madison Area in cooperation with partners from law enforcement and other health- and safety-related organizations.
Date Published: 06/23/2009