Local Leaders Making Progress on Safety Village
Plans for the St. Lucie County Safety Village are moving forward with multiple local agencies and businesses leading the way. The Safety Village, the first of its kind in South Florida, will be located on Ravenswood Lane in Port St. Lucie. It will provide the highest quality safety education and training to children and adults.
“We have a great team of community leaders working on the Safety Village,” stated Ronda Cerulli, Program Director of Safe Kids St. Lucie. “Rick Miller, President of TRM Construction Management has been working tirelessly with Dan Kot of n2 Architecture and Design on the preliminary design and cost. Nate Spera, St. Lucie County Fire Chief and Ron Parrish, Director of Public Safety and Clint Sperber, Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County have been working with other First Responders, Educational and Government Leaders to make sure all aspects of the project are covered.”
When complete, the Safety Village will provide information on the proper installation of car seats, safety features for pools and how to prevent drownings, bike safety, fire safety, school safety and many safety related topics. It will allow for many different safety lessons to be taught to students and adults at one central location.
Plans for the Safety Village include a residential safety house, pool and hot tub, training facility and miniature sized town with interactive safety programs. First Responders will teach students important life lessons like how to exit a smoke-filled room, how to approach and cross a train track and what to do at a school bus stop.
The goal is to prevent future injuries and death by teaching children and adults safety procedures they can practice throughout their lifetime. The Village will be open year-round.
For additional information, please contact Ronda Cerulli at (772) 462-3501.