[email protected] Course Prepares Kids to Stay Home Alone

Brookings, S.D. – May 18, 2021 – Brookings Health System will offer [email protected] by
SafeSitter®, a program designed for students in grades 4 to 6 to prepare them to be safe
when they are home alone. The class will be held on Wednesday, June 2 from 10 to 11
a.m. inside the Ambulance Station and Education Center.

“With summer break starting, some older children may be staying by themselves at
home alone for the first time,” said Paramedic Wendy Long, instructor for the
[email protected] course. “The [email protected] education helps these kids understand do’s and
don’ts while also giving parents peace-of-mind.”

The course teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe
situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather
emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn
a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

COVID-19 safety precautions will be implemented for the class, including screening
attendees for symptoms and temperature, hand washing, and maintaining 6-foot social

[email protected] is ideal for students that have expressed interest in assuming the
responsibility of staying home alone. The class costs $20 and is limited to 12
participants. Parents may register their child by visiting brookingshealth.org/SafeHome .
About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the
79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living
apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga,
South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of
inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local
access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted
procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more
information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or
visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
SD United States