By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Students at Glenwood Elementary School should be safer after Friday’s special lessons at their school.
Visitors to school taught second- to fifth-graders about a wide range of hazards and how to safely navigate through them. The day-long safety education event at Glenwood is part of Progressive Ag Safety Day, a nationwide initiative to reduce injuries. The classes, and the groups who presented them, included:
• Lawn care equipment safety, P&K Equipment.
• Railroad safety, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
• Weather Safety — Garfield County Emergency Management.
• Smoke house, Enid Fire Department.
• Water safety, Denny Price Family YMCA.
• Hearing and smoking safety, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
• Electrical and utility safety, OG&E and Oklahoma One Call.
• Bicycle safety, Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
• Bus safety, State Department of Education.
• First aid and summer safety, Cimarron Valley Chapter of American Red Cross.
• Nutrition and food safety, Extension.
• Oilfield safety — Farm and Home Safety.
• All-terrain vehicle safety, Oklahoma 4-H program.
Kevin Hackett, a retired extension educator, said volunteers have presented Ag Safety Day for about 12 years in Garfield County.
In past years, the event was held on a Saturday, but more recently, presenters have gone to various schools around the county.
“This is our first time at Enid Public Schools,” Hackett said of the event at Glenwood.
Students got a T-shirt and a bag of safety information and personal protective equipment to take home and educate their families on safety.