COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department, in partnership with Covington schools, held a Safety Day for kids in kindergarten through third grade this week.
“They went through bus safety and street crossing safety,” Chief of Police Lee Harmon of the Covington Police Department said. Harmon explained that for kids in that age group, it was a good time to get them acclimated to what to expect when it comes to safety getting to and from school as well as around town.
“They all seemed to have a real good time,” Harmon said.
The Covington Police Department also took the kids and their families to the firehouse to give them a tour of a fire truck and a new ambulance.
“They were permitted to climb up and sit in the driver’s seat,” said Harmon, who said the kids learned about the different technologies available in the fire truck and in the ambulance.
While they had a bit of a small turnout this year, the police department hopes to see this event grow in future years as they continue to hold a Safety Day in the summer. Harmon added that it was both educational as well as something for kids to do in the summer.
“It was the first year we did it at the new school,” Harmon said.
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