Fire, bicycle and water safety as well as physical fitness will be the focus of this year’s Virtual Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA), the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announced (preview video link).
“We are excited to once again be able to offer a series of online lessons for youngsters living in our 54 cities and towns,” said Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “While we are disappointed we are not able to meet in person this summer, our YPSA staff and community partners have put together an outstanding set of public safety and health lessons for children and families.”
This year’s Virtual YPSA sessions will be available on the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels during the week of August 15–21. Each lesson will run between approximately 20-25 minutes in length.
The first episode — recorded on site at the Wilmington Fire Department — will focus on fire and kitchen safety with a bonus feature on making homemade grilled cheese. It will be released on August 16.
Episode number two – recorded in conjunction with the Cambridge Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office — will center on bicycle and water safety. It will premiere on August 18.
The final episode will be focused on physical fitness and will be available on August 20. That lesson was recorded at Malden’s Macdonald in partnership with the Malden Recreation Department.