Cobb County Government

National agency honors safety village

A structure in the Cobb County Safety Village was recently recognized as an “Outstanding Achievement in Public Health” by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The village is a safety training environment where children and adults learn about public health, safety and emergency preparedness through interactive learning modules and activities. This year, Cobb Public Health designed a six-part education project with the goal of creating and implementing hands-on interactive safety and preparedness training for children that aligns with local, state and federal guidelines. The project was specifically designed for presentation in the miniature public health building in the Cobb Safety Village. More than 20,000 students are expected to complete the safety education in 2011.