Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough personally congratulated the first class of graduates from Westlake's 2021 Safety Town program on the grounds of the Westlake Police Station on Thursday, June 17.
Long-time Safety Town Instructor Olivia Kostecke thanked the Mayor for his ongoing support of the program, as well as Police Chief Kevin Bielozer and Assistant Fire Chief Mike Freeman for their help in sharing their knowledge with the children about a variety of safety topics.
The Westlake Safety Town program includes basic safety instruction on pedestrians, 9-1-1 usage, school bus procedures, fire and gun safety and stranger caution. This year, children also learned about animal safety and how to determine whether water is safe to swim in. The children visited the fire and police stations for tours and received a certificate upon completion of the program with a report card explaining to parents what lessons they learned and which lessons require more reinforcement.
More information is on the City's website: https://www.cityofwestlake.org/235/12553/Safety-Town