On March 14, 2019, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) hosted the second Annual Safety Education Summit in the Kramer Bus Loop on campus. This school-wide educational event is designed to promote and provide relevant personal safety information for youth and adolescents. Over 500 students were in attendance for the Summit, along with their teachers and school officials.
Sixteen local safety partners participated in the annual program sharing their knowledge and experience, supporting one of the FSDB core values–Safety and Security. Before the Summit, students reviewed a slide presentation that gave an overview of the participating agencies and the services they perform in the community. This activity prepared students to gain additional knowledge of services provided by these agencies and enabled them to ask safety and career-oriented questions during the Summit.
City of St. Augustine Fire Department
City of St. Augustine Public Works
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Florida Forest Service
Florida Highway Patrol
Florida Power and Light
FSDB Police Department
FSDB Safety Patrol (Deaf Elementary School)
Honeywell Instant Alert
National Weather Service
St. Augustine Beach Police Department
St. Augustine Lifesaving Association
State Fire Marshal
U.S. Department of Justice
The yearly Safety Education Summit is a collaboration between the Positive Behavior Support (PBS)/Anti-Bullying Program and the FSDB Campus Police, Safety, and Transportation Departments.
The next Summit will be in the fall of 2019. For more information on this program or how to become a participating agency, please contact Trish McFadden, FSDB Safety Education Summit Chair.
By Trish McFadden, Transportation Department
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit www.fsdbk12.org