More than 600 Herkimer County 5th graders learn farm, home safety in Frankfort

Stations set up at the fairgrounds in Frankfort ranged from animal, ATV and electrical safety, to pool and water, lawn equipment and bicycle safety.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 12:28 PM

FRANKFORT, N.Y. -- More than 60 volunteers donated their time and expertise to help teach kids how to stay safe on the farm and home.

Hundreds of fifth grade students from across Herkimer County participated in the 20th annual Farm and Home Safety Day.

Stations set up at the fairgrounds in Frankfort ranged from animal, ATV and electrical safety, to pool and water, lawn equipment and bicycle safety.

Organizers say that learning this information at an early age is the perfect time to start.

"I believe that having farm and home safety day is really important. It’s something that they might not get at home with their neighbors that live on farms. It’s a great basis for fifth graders and older that they would definitely encounter,” said Katie Whitcomb, the organizer.

Students spent around 10 minutes at each station learning information that could one day save their life.

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