Patch Launches Safety and Emergency Preparedness Workshops for Parents

The free safety and emergency preparedness workshops run from Jan. 12 to April 9 at the Campbell Library.

You know what they say, safety first! 

Our sister site Campbell Patch, in partnership with the Campbell Patch Mom Squad and the Campbell Library will be holding monthly safety and emergency preparedness workshops aimed at parents with young children.

The idea for having these workshops available to local parents came out of a scary incident.

"I've always been concerned with safety for my kids (and others), but after the incident at Campbell Park where my son was nearly snatched right in front of me, I was left shaken and scared," says Campbell Patch Mom Squad's Bethany Curran. "I felt like I needed to tell everyone to be careful and how easily and quickly bad things can happen.

"I don't want to live in fear or have others live that way, but I do feel it is very important to know what to do and to tell our kids what to do in certain situations," she says. "Just like so many other things, knowledge is power and I want to empower my children, not scare them. I want them (and other kids) to have the knowledge to know what to do and the inner strength to act on it."

The free mini-series, dubbed "Safety First!" will include presentations by the Campbell Police Department, the Santa Clara County Fire Department and the American Red Cross. Each will be held on the second Saturday of the month, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Campbell Library.

Kicking off the series is "Stranger Danger" on Saturday, Jan. 12. The Campbell Police will talk to both children and adults about this, take questions and even offer the little ones some police badge stickers.

Activities for little ones will be provided.

The schedule for the Inaugural Safety First! Series:

  • Jan. 12, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Stranger Danger with the Campbell PD
  • Feb. 9, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Santa Clara County Fire Department
  • March 9, 10:30-11:15 a.m. American Red Cross
  • April 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Campbell PD


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