Baby-sitting may not be any more complicated than it used to be, but the city of Orem is still trying to make it easier and safer.

Beginning Thursday, March 7, the Orem Department of Public Safety will offer a Baby Sitter Safety Course for all prospective baby sitters from ages 9 to 14.The four-week course will include sessions on fire safety, police safety, the medical aspects of baby-sitting, and child care and entertainment.

The classes will be held at the Orem City Fire Station No. 1 at 300 E. 1000 South from 4 to 5 p.m. There is a $2 fee to cover the costs of films, materials and certificates.

The first 40 students to register will be enrolled, and, if there is interest, another four-week course will begin on March 8.

For information, contact Orem's Fire Prevention Division at 224-7028.