2018-06-13 / News

Safety City Holds Graduation


Marvin Zumfelde, Fulton County sheriff deputy, addresses children during the Safety City graduation ceremony, Friday, June 8. Youngsters learned a wide variety of safetyrelated skills during the five-day event.– photo by David Pugh Marvin Zumfelde, Fulton County sheriff deputy, addresses children during the Safety City graduation ceremony, Friday, June 8. Youngsters learned a wide variety of safetyrelated skills during the five-day event.– photo by David Pugh About 30 youngsters, ages 4-6, went through their own graduation ceremony, Friday, June 8.

The children graduated from Safety City, a program run by the Fulton County Sheriff Department and the Archbold Police Department.

Children met for two hours a day for five days at the Ruihley Park Pavilion.

They learned about a variety of safety-related topics including bicycle safety, water safety, fire safety, safety practices around dogs and other animals, and gun safety.

Gun safety included a visit from Eddie the Eagle, a costumed character who assists with gun safety. Children are told when they see a gun, they are to stop, don’t touch, then tell an adult.

Tera Rogers, APD officer, said the youngsters also met with firefighters and rescue workers. They were given an opportunity to see firefighters’ protective gear and rescue workers’ equipment, so they will not be afraid of them in an emergency.

Rogers said the children also worked on memorizing their addresses and phone numbers.

School bus safety was part of the program.

Graduation featured a school bus ride, and students received an identification card and a certificate. On hand were Roy Miller, Fulton County sheriff, and Leo Wixom III, Archbold police chief.

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