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Coppell Life Safety Park is a joint public education venture between several City of Coppell departments, but is run by the Fire Department. Coppell Life Safety Park provides a comprehensive learning environment for children, families, corporate citizens, and the general public regarding overall life safety education programs. Education is provided primarily through school field trips, scout visits, and other public classes scheduled throughout the year. Sample topics covered at Life Safety Park include, but are not limited to:
Life Safety Park is staffed by two full-time fire department employees, who serve as the public safety educators. For certain scheduled classes and events, additional staffing is provided by off-duty firefighters and police officers. Coppell’s Emergency Management Division is also housed out of Life Safety Park, and overseas the onsite Emergency Operations Center.
To learn more about how Life Safety Park came to be, including construction, funding, etc., please view our online brochure.
We welcome students from public and private schools, homeschools, daycares, as well as Boy Scouts and Girl Scout troops, and other civic organizations for scheduled "study trips." We welcome public visitation to tour the facility, but due to potential scheduling conflicts, we ask that you call ahead to make arrangements. We are always working to increase and innovate our programs so please keep checking our website for program updates and availability.
If you are interested in scheduling a field trip for your class(es), please register online and view all available trip dates.
If you are interested in having your child visit Life Safety Park, please talk to your child’s teacher about scheduling a field trip. You may also register your child for our free safety classes available during CISD Spring Break, Summer Break, and Winter Break. Check our Calendar to view all available trip dates.
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a central facility responsible for ensuring municipal operations are maintained throughout unforeseen events. The EOC is a location from which local government can provide interagency and interdepartmental coordination and executive decision making in support of incident response and recovery operations. It is specially designed with reinforced construction materials, and equipped with advanced technological audio/video equipment. In the event of EOC activation, representatives from the public safety, emergency response, and various support agencies within each city department are called in to coordinate and enact the City’s Emergency Operations Plan.
For more information on the Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Management, see the Emergency Management page.
We currently coordinate with local school districts, private schools, daycares, and homeschool groups to plan their study trips during the fall and spring semesters. Free Adult CPR/AED classes are offered once a month. Other specialty classes are available and advertised throughout the year for both children and adults. Please register online where you can also find a current calendar of events.
While we will do our best to accommodate "walk-in" tours, we still encourage you call or contact us ahead of time to make visitation arrangements, as we anticipate full schedules during the year. Jeeps are not a part of the tour, and tours do not include a safety lesson. Our general facility hours are Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM, but tour opportunity times may vary and space may be limited.
We also highly recommend that you register for classes online in advance. This ensures that we are able to communicate with you regarding class updates or changes, and will also guarantee that you or your child will receive all the important take-home class materials and goodies!
All tours, programs, classes and activities at the LSP are free to our visitors! Life Safety Park is funded by the City of Coppell’s Recreation Development Corporation (CRDC), under the Bold Vision, Big Impact Campaign.
The jeeps are a unique educational tool for our younger visitors. They give our kindergarteners and 1st graders the opportunity to practice their motor vehicle and pedestrian safety skills that they learned in the Life Safety Park classroom. Due to size and weight limitations, the jeeps are limited to our younger visitors. We welcome our older visitors to continue to practice their pedestrian safety skills on Safety Town. If you would like your kindergartener or 1st grader to learn and practice motor vehicle safety skills, please talk to your child’s teacher about scheduling a trip for their class to come visit us during the school year; or, you may check back during school breaks for public-registration classes.
The Life Safety Park (LSP) playground is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, accessible through the gate adjacent to the parking lot. The playground will be closed to the public during some classes and private events. As such, playground availability is subject to change without notice. No LSP staff members will be present on the playground; therefore, children playing on site will require responsible supervision at all times. The playground does not include access to Safety Town. If you would like a tour of Safety Town, please call ahead to schedule a tour.
Any Coppell community group, organization, or business is welcome to use the classrooms for meetings. There is no fee to use the facility, but it is required that all attendees learn a valuable life safety lesson while here, taught by Life Safety Park staff. Meeting space and time is limited. See Life Safety Park’s Meeting Spaces page for more information.
Life Safety Park is unable to host birthday parties, showers, receptions, or other social functions. We would be glad to schedule an educational tour for your birthday child or group under 30 people during regular class hours (M-F 8 AM - 4 PM) pending schedule availability, but please make other arrangements for refreshments and gifts.
Of course! Life Safety Park is staffed by two full-time fire department employees, who serve as the public safety educators. As educators, our passion is to foster bonds with our visitors, and empower them with the knowledge and tools to lead safer, healthier, and happier lives.
For certain scheduled classes and events, additional staffing is provided by on- or off-duty firefighters and police officers. The men and women of our public safety departments enjoy sharing their knowledge of their jobs with visitors, so please be sure to thank them for their service!