Snowplow safety for children

Highway Superintendent Greg Brown came up with a good idea that is in the Post Star newspaper. Dana


The snow fort accident that killed a boy in Greenwich has led to a safety program in nearby Hartford.

Hartford firefighters have always brought a firetruck to the Hartford Elementary School so that students can enjoy climbing on it and exploring it. The event is used to give them fire safety information.

Now, town plow drivers will also bring a plow truck to the school, Supervisor Dana Haff said.

“We’ll let them sit in the truck and we’ll tell them about plow safety,” he said. “We never would’ve thought of this without (the Greenwich) tragedy.”

The lesson will include emphasizing that children should play far from plow trucks.

“Stay away, because these things can take down mailboxes,” Haff said.

— Kathleen Moore