Safe Communities America Designation
The Safe Communities America designation is awarded to communities that have demonstrated leadership in promoting safety, reducing injuries, and preparing their citizens for natural and man-made disasters.
The SAFE communities program is operated by the National Safety Council whose mission and vision are:
The goal of the SAFE Communities program is to:
Mission - Educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death
Vision - Making our world safer
Currently there are only three counties in the UNITED STATES with the SAFE Communities designation. To reach the greatest number of people
With the highest level of impact
To reduce injuries and promote safety in local communities
Who should be involved?
If the above list looks familiar it is because that is the same involvement we have with SAFER Santa Rosa. Chambers of Commerce
Public health groups
Business and service groups
The REAL question is; Why would a community want to be a Safe Community?
To encourage people and families to move into their community
To reduce the incidence and cost of injury and promote health in their community (based on local data)
Feel you can make a difference
Want to improve the quality of life for yourself and your community
Opportunity to influence political, corporate, and community direction
Opportunity to participate in an international, national, community-based movement
To save lives!
Add the SAFE Communities designation to our great schools and quality of life and we have an economic draw as well as a sales pitch for local businesses.
What we need to do is expand and promote all the safety programs in our county. If you can add to this list send an email to Safer@santarosa.fl.gov