Mentor Safety Village

Where Children Learn Safety For Life ™

Safety House Fact #1
Over 900 Third graders from Mentor and other local schools visit the Mentor Safety House each spring. The Safety House is handicap accessible and can handle several classes at a time.

Safety House Fact #2
The Safety House replaced the ACBC Safety Trailer, which could only be scheduled during the colder times of the year. The Safety House also has the benefits of holding larger groups and teaching injury prevention as well as fire prevention.

Safety House Fact #3
Buzzy the host of the family room portion of the safety house has also hosted retirement parties, starred in a commercial for Mentor TV, and made a speech for NEOEA day in front of hundreds of teachers.
Lessons Learned in the             Family Room
  • Seat Belt Safety
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Fireplace Safety
  • Helmet Safety
  • Candle Safety
  • Trip Hazards
  • Water Safety
  • Lessons Learned in the Kitchen
  • Medicine Safety
  • Oven Safety
  • Microwave Safety
  • Proper storage for cleaners
  • Burn prevention
  • Poisoning
  • Electrocution
  • Lessons Learned in the Bedroom
  • Trip Hazards
  • Weapon Safety
  • Portable Heater Safety
  • Fire Exit Plan
  • Know 2 ways out
  • Meeting Place
  • Strangulation hazards
  • Caring for Newborns

  • Bus Funding

    Inconsistent funding of local participating schools created the need to provide funds to schools  for this worthwhile field trip.  In past years this has come from organizations such as The Junior Womens League of Mentor, The Mentor Professional Firefighters Local 1845, and The City of Mentor.  The Mentor Firefighters' Historical Association has secured funding for busing through its numerous fund raisers.  This will provide a stable form of funding for years to come.

    History of The Safety House
    In 2000, grants, community donations, and a small amount of fire department funds combined with labor provided mostly by The Mentor Professional Firefighters Local 1845 members were used to convert an abandoned garage into a “Safety House” in an effort to really reach the children. 

    Safety House Videos

    copyright 2000 Produced by the City of Mentor's Public Education Office
    copyright 2008 produced by the Mentor Firefighters' Historical Association Media division