Monroe County Emergency Management/Control Center
The MCCS Program Provides Educational Topics and Programs for Monroe County. All educational programs are offered to our community free of charge (The exception is the Child Seat Technician Certification course, which has a fee.). Presentations for schools, churches, civic organizations, family agencies, businesses and other audiences can be arranged on the following topics. Child Passenger Safety Sessions for adults focus on Pennsylvania seat belt laws and their practical implementation, how to choose the right car seat and seat installation techniques and tips. Sessions for preschoolers and young children explain the purpose and benefits of car seats, as well as proper behavior while riding in a car seat. Activities include videos and hands-on demonstrations. School Bus Safety Aimed at preschoolers and elementary students, sessions focus on safe riding techniques as well as avoiding danger while boarding, exiting and waiting for a bus. Activities include videos and an interactive miniature bus for safety demonstrations. Pedestrian Safety Aimed at preschoolers and elementary students, sessions provide education on crosswalk and intersection safety, such as looking left-right-left before crossing the street. Activities include videos and interactive street-crossing exercises to reinforce learning. Distracted Driving Texting, talking on cell phones, eating/drinking while driving and other distractions are a growing factor in traffic accidents. This interactive session teaches teens through adults to keep their eyes on the road, hand on the wheel and mind on the task while driving. Activities include the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital distracted driving/DIU simulator, which enables users to virtually operate a vehicle while distracted or impaired. In addition to crashes the simulator experience also incorporates post-accident events such as the arrival of police and rescue personnel, as well as a court-room appearance in front of a judge. Child Seat Loaner Program Developed to assist parents who otherwise cannot afford a car seat, the program provides eligible parents with a car seat that meets their child’s needs, as well as usage instructions for that specific seat. Funding is provided by grants and special events, and eligibility is based on financial need. Please call for details. Child Seat Technician Certification Offered once a year, this four-day course prepares participants to instruct parents/caregivers how to safely transport children based on a child’s age, weight, height, physical development and needs. Upon course completion, participants are certified as child passenger safety technicians (CPST), which signifies they understand the basics about vehicle occupant protection and are able to educate parents/caregivers about child passenger safety. A fee is charged to cover administrative costs. Safety Town This interactive educational experience for elementary students focuses on injury protection. Participants are guided through a child-sized village as they learn safety techniques in a variety of every-day situations, such as traveling in a car or school bus, riding a bicycle, and as pedestrians crossing the street or approaching a railroad. Safety Town can be set up in our gym or auditorium. Special Events Looking to add safety education to your next event such as a community health fair or employment wellness expo? We can staff a booth, provide educational materials and demonstrations, share instructional videos and answer questions from your attendees. Speaker’s Bureau Emergency, trauma and pediatric medicine physicians from Pocono Medical Center and Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital deliver education presentations on a variety of topics. Also available are speakers who have been personally touched by distracted or impaired driving. These emotional and impactful presentations are delivered by community members who have lost loved ones as well as those who have caused accidents by driving while distracted or impaired.
100 Gypsum Rd Suite 101, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30:pm