Safety education is one of the most critical ways to reduce preventable injuries and trauma, especially among our children. The Kiwanis Club of Amador County saw the need for this type of education in their community, so with the help of a PTP grant from the Foundation, the club hosted a Safety Awareness Day at Sutter Creek Elementary School!
More than 400 students and teachers attended the training, which involved ten training stations specific to different safety topics such as fire awareness, drowning prevention, and stranger danger.
Students were divided into groups as they made their way through each station and learned valuable safety tips from personnel, including the Sutter Creek Police Department and the Sutter Creek Fire Protection District.
“We fully presented all of the training topics…and all of the students were given booklets to give to take home to their parents,” shares Guy Blair, past club president. The club also gave each student safety booklets, purchased from the Foundation, and they also provided $50 gift cards to each teacher involved to purchase refreshments for their students.