Mentor Safety Village

Where Children Learn Safety For Life ™


Childrens Safety House

Mentor Fire Museum

Water Safety Education Unit

Phillip the Fire Truck





Parents should always supervise children skating or playing on or near ice. Educate them on the risks of playing on ice, and outfit them with lifejackets. Never leave children alone on or near ice covered bodies of water.
Adults should prepare before going on ice. Wait to walk out onto ice until there is a minimum of four inches of clear, solid ice measured from multiple locations. Start measurements in an area where the water is shallow. If the thickness in the shallow area is less than three inches, do not walk on the ice.
Always keep your pets on a leash near frozen bodies of water. If a pet falls through the ice, do not attempt to rescue your pet, call 9-1-1 or go for help.
Stay off river ice. Currents can quickly change the thickness of ice, making it more fragile.