Students learn about safety, tour ambulance in Greenwich

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The American Red Cross' annual "Safety Town" was held Tuesday to teach students in Greenwich about safety.

The event was held at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center.

Organizers say students set to enter kindergarten in the Fall learned safety lessons by riding pedal cars and walking around a kid-sized "safety town.”

They say first responders visit the program during the week so children know not to be afraid.

"It's really important, especially with the fire department, they have their gear on and they say, 'We may look scary but don't run away from us because if there's an emergency we need you guys to trust us,'" says head instructor Madelyn Grierson. "’That we are looking out for your best interest, for your safety.’"

Organizers say students also had the opportunity to tour an ambulance.

They say all the students were fitted with bike safety helmets to use during the program and to take home afterward.

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