Safety Town Annual Report

Pasco Safety town is a 6.1 acre “town” that features two separate components for learning:
The open air “town” is made up of miniaturized buildings, paved streets, sidewalks, signs, and traffic lights designed for teaching children various lessons in safety. The target age group is five to eight years of age. There is no cost for children to attend Pasco Safety Town. Currently, volunteer instructors teach safety lessons in:

  • Severe weather
  • Kitchen and bathroom safety
  • Water and boat safety
  • Railroad crossing and pedestrian safety
  • Helicopter safety
  • Fire and smoke safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Camp fire safety
  • Seat belt safety
  • Bicycle safety
  • Animal safety
  • “Stranger Danger”
  • Eddie Eagle gun safety
  • Procedures for calling 9-1-1

The second component is the classroom setting. Two classrooms within the scaled down Home Depot building provide for ample occupancy and technological ways to present learning material.

Pasco Safety Town is successful because of support from the community. Relationships made with the county government, sheriff’s office, and local businesses help with operating costs and unforeseen issues.

For further information about Safety Town, please contact Corporal Timothy Bullock at TBullock@pascosheriff.org.