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Classes & Training


​Current Class Offerings

For group training requests, please scroll down. 

jeep jingle - ​​Youth winter safety class​​

​Even Santa Claus needs to practice safety skills when riding in his sleigh! And even though our 'sleighs' look different than Santa's, it's just as important to be safe when in and around them. If you have a kindergartener or 1st grader, please join us for this free class! Students in this class will learn about basic motor vehicle and pedestrian safety skills, such as understanding when and where it is safe to cross a street, and responsible car and passenger skills. After the classroom presentation, students will be given time to practice their learned skills around Safety Town.​ ​Click here to register​.


CPR classes are held once a month at the Life Safety Park. Please note that this class does not provide the certification needed for some professions​. This class fills up fast! To register, please click the blue 'Register Here' button near the top of this page and search for CPR.

L​ife Safety Study Trips​

We coordinate with DFW-area school districts, homeschools, virtual schools, private schools, and other organizations to schedule FREE “Study Trips.” These unique expeditions outside of the traditional classroom give students the opportunity to learn life safety lessons in a specialized, hands-on environment. If you are a teacher and would like to have your students visit Life Safety Park, find more information about registering by clicking the link under your class grade level. If you are a parent and would like your child to visit Life Safety Park during the school year, please talk to your child's teacher about what Life Safety Park has to offer! Parents are also encouraged to register their children for our free safety classes offered during CISD breaks; check back or view our calendar for a list of all available class opportunities.

COVID-19 Precautions: Safety is in our name. We remain committed to offering fun, safe, and interactive field trips for school-age students at our unique campus. We are implementing social distancing measures​, and extra sanitation of high-touch surfaces occurs between all programs. Class sizes and groups are reduced as programming allows. We offer flexibility in programming and scheduling based on group needs. Please call us to discuss any questions or concerns!
For school study trips, specific curriculum is set for each grade level:
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PRE-KINDERGARTEN – Firefighter Show-and-Tell

IMG_1538 Students in this class will learn about basic fire safety topics. Together with a firefighter, students read a fire safety book together, practicing fire safety skills as they are discussed in the book. After a short walk to the Safety Town Fire Station, the class will learn about firefighters and their equipment, and even get to explore a real fire engine and police car.

Click here to view class calendar and register

KINDERGARTEN – Basic Emergency Safety

IMG_0091Students in this class will learn about Stop, Drop, and Roll, calling 9-1-1, and recognizing firefighters as community helpers, with hands-on time with firefighting gear. After learning some basic traffic laws, students will also get time to drive jeeps and practice safe pedestrian skills out around Safety Town.

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1ST GRADE – Motor Vehicle & Pedestrian Safety

IMG_1538 Students in this class will learn about motor vehicle and pedestrian safety, including proper seat belt wear, booster seat requirements, and basic traffic laws. They will visit with a Coppell Firefighter and learn about his/her role as a community helper. Students will then be given time to drive jeeps and practice pedestrians skills around Safety Town.

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2ND GRADE – Jr. Fire Academy: Fire & Burn Prevention

IMG_2737 Students in this class will get put through the rigor of a junior firefighter academy. These kids will learn about the importance of working smoke alarms, having a family fire escape plan, learning how to work a fire extinguisher, and speak with real-life firefighters about their roles as community helpers. Class will be capped with a fun Jr. Firefighter activity!

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3rd GRADE – Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

IMG_2681 Students in this class will learn about bicycle and pedestrian safety skills, including proper helmet wear, bike riding safety and etiquette, and safe pedestrian crossing skills. They will then put those learned skills to the test with bike time out on Safety Town.

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4th GRADE – Severe Weather & Emergency Preparedness

IMG_0545 Students in this class will learn about emergency preparedness, specifically for severe weather threats here in North Texas. Students will learn the difference between a 'watch' and a 'warning,' practice making their own emergency supply kits, and go through a realistic tornado drill.

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5th GRADE – General Home & Life Safety

IMG_0772 Students in this class will learn basic home and life skills. They will learn about the importance of smoke alarms and family fire exit plans. Around the kitchen, students will explore home fire dangers and hazards, as well as learn safe cooking habits. Students will learn how to operate a fire extinguisher.

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6th – 8th GRADE – Crash Course: Advanced Home & Life Safety

IMG_1328 Students in this class will learn and practice some basic first aid skills, including bleed control, recognizing burns, bites, and stings, and performing CPR. They will also learn how to operate a fire extinguisher.

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9th – 12th GRADE – College Safety 101

IMG_1105 Students in this class will learn essential life safety skills, including drug & alcohol awareness, dorm and residential fire safety, personal health & wellness, and even identity theft prevention. Basic lifesaving skills will also be covered, including CPR-AED application, and severe bleed control.

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​Joint LSP/BEC Study Trips

Life Safety Park and Biodiversity Education Center are proud to again offer free joint field trip opportunities for larger groups (up to 120 students) within Coppell ISD! While one group of up to 60 students visits Life Safety Park for a two hour session, another group of 60 students will participate in Biodiversity Education Center programming at the same time. After a break for lunch, groups will then 'switch' facilities for the afternoon session. Please note that these are two separate facilities: transportation will be required between sites. Starting in 2020, non-CISD groups are welcomed to sign up for joint trips for a small fee and pending availability.

Your visit to the LSP will include an educational safety lesson, with topic determined by grade level (see outline above), as well as hands-on time relevant to the safety topic. Your visit to the BEC will include a naturalist education program, hike, and game of your choice. More class details can be found by visiting the online registration page. 

​Scouting Courses

Life Safety Park offers courses that cover frequently requested boy and girl scout requirements (such as first aid, meeting a first responder, and disaster preparedness). This offering will occur based on demand, and some scout groups may be combined with other similarly aged groups requesting the same course topic. Classes will be approximately one hour to an hour and a half in length, and are capped at 25 students per session (some exceptions apply, call for details). If you are a Coppell scouting group interested in requesting a scouting visit, please complete the Scout Safety Training Request Form and a Life Safety Park staff member will follow up with your submission.

​Training Requests

If you are a local business, corporation, or other community organization (for scouting requests, see above) in Coppell needing to fulfill certain life safety training requirements, Coppell Fire Department and Life Safety Park offers free training on most needed courses. Trainings are offered Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Offered courses include: 
  • CPR-AED: CPR basics for infants, children, and adults; AED operation and use; how to handle sudden cardiac arrest or choking victims.
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  • First Aid: Treatment and handling of minor cuts, bruises, burns, stings, and other wounds; splinting; bleed control.
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  • Fire Extinguisher: Types of fire extinguishers and their uses; basic fire science; fire extinguisher operation; basic inspection procedures.
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 Note: Reservations must be placed at least two weeks (10 business days) and not more than three months in advance of your requested date.

If the above need applies to you, please follow this link to a Life Safety Training Request form, and a Fire Department or Life Safety Park staff member will follow up with your submission within one business week.​

.Car Seat Inspections​​

We all want our children to travel safely in cars, and installing a car seat for younger children can be a challenge. Life Safety Park staff are certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs) through Safe Kids Worldwide, a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As CPS technicians, we can offer best practices to help you make sure your car seats are installed correctly and teach you how to use and install a car seat on your own.

If you would like for Life Safety Park staff to inspect and provide education in car seat installation, please fill out this online request form to schedule an appointment. Appointments are encouraged to ensure we can properly assist you, but should you have any questions or immediate concerns, please give us a call at 972-462-5371 or 972-462-5373.

Some things to consider before scheduling a car seat checkup:
  • ​Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They're trained to teach you.
  • If you are expecting, try to schedule an appointment one to two months prior to your baby’s due date just in case you deliver early. Many CPS technicians and their agencies require appointments several weeks in advance.
  • If your child is already born, know your child's weight and height, and if possible bring your child with you so that proper harnessing techniques can be practiced. If possible, also bring another adult to help watch the child while you are learning.
  • Please attempt to install the seat in your vehicle before your car seat checkup appointment. Be sure to use the instructions that came with the child car seat and the instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual regarding car seats.
  • Bring the car seat instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual with you to your appointment, if possible.
Other helpful links and things to consider:
  • You can also have your car seat inspected by attending a safety event sponsored by a Safe Kids Coalition in your area. Safe Kids coalitions lead their communities in reducing child injury and host more than 8,000 free car seat inspection events across the country.
  • Don't live in or near Coppell? No problem. To find a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician in your area, search the technician database.
  • ​Interested in finding out more? Check out this checklist to learn about what you, as a caregiver, can expect from a CPST during an appointment.
Thank you for making time to learn an important skill that will help keep your children safe and give your family valuable peace of mind​.

​Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Coppell! ​There are volunteer opportunities available for a variety of interest areas, schedules, and activities. Your time and commitment to the community are important and helping you find the best fit for your volunteer requirements is the road to successful connections! What interests you?

Along with the Cozby Library, Biodiversity Education Center, and Community Programs, Life Safety Park is offering virtual volunteer opportunities for teens looking to earn service hours or volunteer experience over the summer. Virtual volunteering includes tasks that can be completed at home or out in the open air while social distancing. These opportunities are a fun, safe, and constructive way to stay engaged and help the community. ​

Please visit​ for more information on available opportunities and registering as a volunteer within the City of Coppell.

Access​ibility​​ Notice

The City of Coppell acknowledges its responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Thus, in order to assist individuals with disabilities who require special services (i.e. sign interpretative services, alternative audio/visual devices, and amanuenses) for participation in or access to the City of Coppell sponsored public programs, services, and/or meetings, the City requests that individuals makes requests for these services seventy-two (72) hours – three (3) business days ahead of the scheduled program, service, and/or meeting. To make arrangements, contact Kori Allen, ADA Coordinator, or other designated official at (972) 462-0022, or (TDD 1-800-RELAY, TX 1-800-735-2989). 
Life Safety Park
820 S Coppell Road
Coppell, TX 75019​
P: 972-462-5373​​

To report an emergency situation, call 911.

For non-emergency requests, call non-emergency dispatch at 469​-289​-3270​.​