"Save a Life Tour" will be presented Monday, April 27, in
building 905 at Fort McCoy to help personnel in the Fort McCoy
community observe Alcohol Awareness Month in April.
Fort McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is sponsoring the
event, which includes displays will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and
begins with a formal presentation from 10-11 a.m. Simulators will be
open after the presentation.
Pedersen, Fort McCoy Employee Assistance Program coordinator and
Prevention coordinator for the installation’s Directorate of Human
Resources, said the event will help celebrate the 2009 theme "Our
Children, Our Future: Underage Drinking is a Community
"Save a Life Tour" will provide alcohol education and
drinking-and-driving prevention education, Pedersen said. All members
of the Fort McCoy community are encouraged to attend and participate.
said the "Save a Life Tour" includes multimillion dollar
drinking-and-driving-simulators and interactive displays that give
personnel realistic, sober perspectives on the effects of drinking
while intoxicated. Included in the presentation are massive tour
posters, high-intensity videos rolling on huge monitors and a
charismatic show that thoroughly engages all participants and
onlookers, he said.
have been touted as the "shock jocks of anti-drunk driving,"
Pedersen said. "The displays are definitely very informative and
worth taking the time to see."
and confidential screenings about alcohol-related concerns always are
available for members of the Fort McCoy community. Soldiers can go to
the Troop Medical Clinic Behavioral Health Clinic in building 2658 and
civilian employees, retirees and family members may use the Employee
Assistance Program in building 1344.
Awareness Month began as a way of reaching the American public with
information about the disease of alcoholism — it is a treatable
disease, not a moral weakness, Pedersen said. People can and do
recover from alcoholism.
more information about alcohol awareness/prevention in the Fort McCoy
community, call the ASAP at 608-388-2441.