Safety Town is a program designed to teach four- and five-year-olds basic safety precautions. Reynolds Memorial Hospital has been hosting this annual program for over 30 years. It is sponsored by the hospital for 10 days each summer with a cost of only $25. This fee includes:

  • All snacks
  • Classroom materials
  • T-shirt
  • Bicycle helmet

The program is taught by the Reynolds Memorial Marketing & Communications Department and a City of Glen Dale police officer. Students from the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing and Reynolds Memorial Volunteens (kids 13-18) also help instruct and watch children.

Children will meet many community members and learn numerous safety lessons over the course of the program. The children will have the opportunity to spend time with police and firemen to tour their cruisers and fire trucks. They’ll see the HealthNet helicopter up close and meet with EMS crew. They will also have the chance to go through the Fire Safety House and learn how to “get low and go!” out of a fire or smoke filled area.

In addition, they will learn animal safety with guests from the Marshall County Animal Shelter. The Marshall County Schools School Bus Safety Team will stop in for a bus safety lesson and take the children for a ride on the bus to Glen Dale Park for a playground safety lesson. The class will learn Dental Health and healthy eating choices with the Marshall County Health Department. There will be lessons on Stranger Danger, household product safety, and much more.

A graduation ceremony and reception will be held on the last day of class and family and friends are invited to attend.

For more information about this program, please contact Megan Denny in the Marketing & Communications Department at 304-843-3254 or megan.denny@wvumedicine.org.

Applications are now available for the 2019 class to be held June 17 – 28. Download an application by clicking here or pick-up one at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital Information Desk. We will take 40 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. We cannot hold a seat for your child until the $25 course fee has been paid.

We’re also looking for Volunteens! If you know a teenager who is interested in volunteering during Safety Town, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 304-221-4590.