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Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village
The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is now participating in a smoke alarm installation program. The program is part of an effort to reach out to local residents who are in need of a smoke alarm(s). The installation of smoke alarms in the homes of residents who do not have them increases their odds of surviving a home fire.
“Our goal is to make sure the community residents have the protection of a smoke alarm,” says Jessica Dayton, executive director of the Children’s Safety Village. “Just having a smoke alarm in your home cuts your chance of dying in a reported fire in half. Our program also includes educating residents to have a home fire escape plan so they know what to do if the smoke alarm sounds.”
During the smoke alarm installation program, a representative from the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is available to install smoke alarm(s) to those in need. Residents who wish to receive free smoke alarm(s) should call the Safety Village at 716.338.0170 for an appointment and to receive additional information. Funding for the installation program was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village will also be holding four summer safety classes. The classes are scheduled for July 10th from 9:00am to 12:00pm, July 25th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, August 8th from 9:00am to 12:00pm and August 21st from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Each class will contain a one hour fire safety lesson and then either a traffic safety lesson with the cars or a bike safety lesson (depending upon age). A snack, craft, and games are included! Those who are interested can register online at www.childrenssafetyvillage.com or call 716.338.0170. The summer safety classes are for those children ages 5 to 10. The cost is $10 per person.
Last but not least, their next CPR, AED & First AID certification class will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 from Noon-4PM at the Safety Village facility. Course cost is $60.00 and the American Heart Association certification e-card is $10.00. All students will receive a certificate of completion free of charge with the class. This course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is located at 2695 Rt 394 in Ashville, NY (next to Ashvillle BOCES). It is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1996. The DFT Communications Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, a railroad station, street signs, sidewalks and everything you would find in an actual village. The purpose of the Safety Village is to educate children.