The goal of the Safe Sitter Program is to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by babysitters. To successfully complete the Safe Sitter Program, the students attend a six-hour class and pass a practical and written test.
During fiscal year 2009, St.Vincent EMS Education's Safe Sitter Program offered 43 classes that taught 11 to 13-year-olds how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.
Courses were offered at multiple locations throughout Indianapolis and surrounding communities. With a total of 31 instructors, approximately 330 students completed the St.Vincent EMS Education Safe Sitter course.
Contact Beth Rice at (317) 338-6764 for the class schedule.