The Safety Services Division offers a variety of programs for adults, teenagers, and children. All programs are free of charge to the general public, with the exception of the Defensive Driving course. Contact Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Safety Services department to learn how to bring OKFB’s safety programs to your local community, school or gathering.
Requesting a Safety Services program
OKFB’s Safety Services division travels around the state to educate people of all ages through a wide variety of safety programs. To request one of OKFB Safety Services’ programs be held in your community, contact OKFB’s safety program coordinator Burton Harmon using our web contact form.
When hosting the DUI Prevention program or the Fire Safety program, release forms are required for participation. We have provided the forms below for you to distribute and collect prior to the date of your DUI Prevention or Fire Safety Program.
ATV Safety – 10-year-olds and up
In an effort to combat the rise of off-road accidents across the state, OKFB has partnered with Oklahoma 4-H to provide ATV safety training at the Oklahoma Farm Bureau/Oklahoma 4-H ATV Training Facility.
Located on 25 acres near the Logan County Fairgrounds in Guthrie, ATV riders 10-years-old and above can participate in the program that covers basic safety techniques through a variety of exercises. The ATV RiderCourse consists of a two-hour online e-course at home, followed by a hands-on three-hour RiderCourse instructed by licensed ATV Safety Institute instructors. Youth groups have the option to add a teamwork and leadership component to the RiderCourse.
Fire Safety – Children
The Farm Bureau Safety Trailer is a 40-foot mobile classroom, with a kitchen, living room, and bedroom. This program features safety lessons targeted to grade school students. Students learn to crawl out of a smoke simulated area, feeling their way around heated doors. Children can practice escaping from either the first or the second floor, depending on which fire safety trailer is available. The realistic smoke simulation provides is non-toxic, providing a safe learning environment.
Basic topics include: home evacuation; smoke detectors; common household hazards which create fires; and what to do in case of a fire.
Farm Safety – Fourth-grade students and up
Programs can be performed to fit an allotted time frame – from 15 minutes up to one hour. Programs are available on a myriad of farm safety topics including tractor safety, combine safety, chain saw safety, baler safety, and other farming safety topics. OKFB’s farm safety courses have been utilized by a variety of agriculture groups, FFA chapters, 4-H clubs, farm day camps, and 4-H safety camps.
School Bus Safety – Children
This program, geared for students pre-K through sixth grade, includes a safety video and an instructor-led presentation. Topics include: waiting for the bus; the proper way of behaving on the bus; crossing the street in front of the bus; and what to do in case of emergencies.
Bicycle Safety – Children in kindergarten to third grade
This program includes a video and a talk presentation. Topics include: seeing the traffic and being seen; the best type of clothing to wear to be seen; how to dress for day or night riding; what to watch for; and why to watch for automobiles.
Defensive Driving Course – 16-year-olds and up
The curriculum for this course is provided by the National Safety Council, and includes videos and class participation. This is a six-hour course.
Members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau who have their automobile insurance through Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance Company can receive an approximate 5% discount on their auto insurance upon completion of the course. Certification in the course lasts for three years. The cost of the course is $10 for OKFB members. Non-members pay the equivalent cost of a Farm Bureau membership in their county, with the option to become an OKFB member.
The course can be provided to groups other than Farm Bureau members, upon request.
All of the programs provided by the Safety Services Division are free of charge to the general public with the exception of the Defensive Driving Course.