Cobb Safety Village Foundation awarded $24K

The Cobb County Safety Village Foundation has been awarded a $24,142 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

Two fire extinguisher simulators, with accessories, will be bought with the funds, according to a county statement.

These simulators will help Cobb Safety Village staff train children and the community on the safe and proper use of fire extinguishers through hands-on instruction and demonstrations.

Staff also will be able to take the new training equipment to senior centers and community events in Cobb.

The Cobb Safety Village, built on an eight-acre site, is one of the most comprehensive safety training environments in the region.

This village is comprised of reduced-scale buildings and streets.

These life-like streets include sidewalks, traffic signals and a variety of structures that represent the Cobb community, serving as a part of the learning experience.

The Cobb Safety Village Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.