Safety Center (Safetyville USA)
The Children’s Safety Program provides life-saving safety education through its unique Safetyville USA program. Safetyville USA was opened at the Safety Center in 1984. The 1/3 scale town is complete with real sidewalks, crosswalks, streetlights, a police, fire and sheriff station, and businesses that can be found in any city.
The goal of the program is to reduce injury and possible death of children resulting from preventable accidents. A trained volunteer tour guide leads children, preschool through third grade, through the town teaching them a variety of safety skills, including: fire, bicycle, pedestrian, electrical, stranger danger, and railroad safety. Since the opening of Safetyville USA in 1984, over 125,000 children have benefited from this experience. Approximately 10,000 children tour Safetyville USA each year.
Safety Center is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1934 whose mission is to reduce injuries and save lives by providing safety education and training. They accomplish this mission by promoting lifelong safety and health through a variety of community and professional programs.