Shelbyville Daily Union


June 3, 2014

14th annual Shelby County Safety Day held

The Shelby County Agriculture Awareness Committee hosted its 14th annual Safety Day for 268 fourth grade students, teachers and parents from Shelby County on Friday, May 2, 2014. The primary goal of Safety Day has stayed the same - teaching children how to take responsibility for their own safety at home.

Students began their day in small group sessions on safety. Safety day participants learned how to prevent accidents and how to reduce the extent of injuries if accidents do occur. Learning stations included Shelbyville Fire Department, Water Safety by Phil Manhart and Sarah Randall, Army Corps of Engineers; Gun/Hunting Safety with Tyler Goble, Army Corps of Engineers; Electricity Safety by Kevin Carlen, Shelby Electric Cooperative; Sun Safety by the Shelbyville FFA Chapter; Chemical Safety by the Sullivan FFA Chapter; and Safety Jeopardy by Amy Rochkes, Shelby County Farm Bureau.

“Scheduled speakers and interactive demonstrations reinforce the importance of children taking responsibility of their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends,” says Amy Rochkes, Shelby County Farm Bureau manager. Safety Day sponsors hope that the children who attend will maintain their new safety attitudes and safe behaviors throughout their lives.

Before lunch, students were entertained by Decatur Fire Marshal Lyle Meador with his “Fire Safety” show. Meador’s show teaches students to look for fire hazards in the home and tells them what to do in case of a fire in their home. His safety message brings an entertaining way to think about fire safety.

Community members contributed their knowledge to this lively learning experience. Shelby County Ag Awareness would like to thank Shelbyville Fire Department, Shelby Electric Cooperative, Army Corps of Engineers, Shelbyville FFA, and Sullivan FFA for the enthusiastic speakers and presentations that made the day great. Amy Rochkes said, “Many thanks to our speakers and presenters for giving up a day to teach the importance of safety.”

Safety Day was hosted by the Shelby County Ag Awareness Committee and brought to the fourth grade classes of Shelby County with the help of local sponsors. A portion of the program was sponsored through a grant from Illinois Farm Bureau and Country Financial.

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