Class teaches safety to children

Photo by Daniel Heraty

Dearborn firefighter Robert Kober teaches fire safety techniques at the Safety Town event June 21 at Howard Elementary School. The program, held in Dearborn every June since 1996, teaches children about fire safety, how to approach animals and what to do if a stranger comes by.

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN – Children between the ages of 4 and 6 learned about safety tips during the annual Dearborn Outer Drive Kiwanis Safety Town program, held June 13 to June 23 at Howard Elementary School.

Topics included fire safety, how to approach animals, what to do if a stranger approaches. Members of the Dearborn Fire Department and Police Department taught the lessons, which were held Mondays through Thursdays.

The program culminated with about 200 students’ graduations from the 90-minute sessions Thursday. At the graduation ceremony, held in the gymnasium at the elementary school, the children were fitted with bicycle helmets by nurses from Children’s Hospital in Detroit.

Also pitching in to help were members of the Dearborn High School Key Club.

The Safety Town program is a nation-wide program which began in 1964, and has been in Dearborn since 1996.

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