Program in Eau Claire teaches safety to children

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- A program in Eau Claire is teaching kids about everyday safety.

This week Safe Kids Chippewa Valley is hosting "Safety Town", a program that helps kids ages 5 and 6 to understand safety hazards.
It teaches them how to be aware of the dangers of fire and poisons, as well as playground, and animal safety. Kids also particpate in bike and pedestrian safety on a miniature town layout.

Paula Pater, with Safe Kids Chippewa Valley, says it is important that kids and adults get involved.

"Wanting to kind of teach it at a young age in hoping that with what we teach them here, and with what mom and dad are hopefully doing at home, that they get a really well-rounded idea of the behaviors that they need to display so that they can be as safe as they possibly can," said Pater.

The state patrol, police, and fire department will also visit the kids.

The program runs Monday through Thursday, June 23-26, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Manz Elementary School in Eau Claire.

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