Ice / Water Safety Program
The Sandusky County Water and Ice Safety Committee was formed in early 2010 after three young boys fell through ice in the Sandusky River and drowned. The committee speaks with local children about water and ice safety. They also have a training DVD.
Since 2010, they have reached more than 7,000 kids in Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties and have recently been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for their efforts.
Since the program’s inception, demand for the ice program has increased beyond the capacity of the couple original instructors. The committee recognized this and began a “Train the Trainer” program. This program educates other local emergency response personal how to present the class material and provides them with the materials such as DVD’s, brochures, posters, and more.
In October of 2013, in partnership with Lindsey Fire, the Sandusky County Water and Ice Safety Committee receive a grant from the Fremont Community Foundation to purchase additional printed materials that would be used to educate an estimated 10,000 elementary aged children through northern Ohio.
If you are interested in finding out more about the program contact the committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.