Irby Construction Company Participates in Youth Safety Event
Families and volunteers gathered for the first Citrus County 4-H Progressive Agriculture Safety event earlier this month and Irby Construction Company employee Brian Thomas was on hand to teach participants about electrical safety.
Irby is proud to share our “tools of the trade” with this special audience. Each year, Progressive Agriculture Safety Days© educates thousands of kids across the United States and Canada with potentially life-saving information.
Participants rotated through educational stations to learn about safety and health with hands-on activities. in addition to Irby’s participation, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office taught safety on the water with whistles, sharing a water plan, and avoiding swimming alone. A full story about the event was featured on NatureCoaster.com
The event was sponsored by the Citrus County 4-H Foundation, Ag-Pro of Crystal River, State Farm-David Rom, Florida Best Blueberries, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Florida Department of Health in Citrus County, and Hernando-Citrus Farm Bureau.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), injuries are the major cause of childhood emergency department and hospital visits. Often, these childhood injuries are preventable. Safety education and awareness are keys to prevention.