|The 2011 Safe Fall/Winter Campaign reaffirms the Army’s
commitment to protecting its “Band of Brothers and Sisters” by urging
all Soldiers, leaders, Family members and civilians to prepare for
cold-weather activities through awareness, education and information.
“At the U.S. Army Combat Readiness (USACR)/Safety Center, one of
our central priorities is to give you the safety tools you need,”
said Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and
commanding general, USACR/Safety Center.
“To that end, we are launching the 2011 Safe Fall/Winter Campaign to
help leaders at all levels build and manage top-quality, seasonal
safety programs geared toward their unit’s unique needs.”
This year’s campaign, which runs from Oct. 1- March 31, 2012, will
be driven by a theme reminding all audiences to “Take 5” and make
the right decisions for safety.
Taking just a little time to think things through — five minutes,
five seconds or even shorter or longer — can make a tremendous
difference in preventing accidental death and injury.
The campaign is designed to help leaders at all levels build and
manage their own fall and winter safety programs through the use of
feature articles, posters and videos focusing on seasonal topics
like winter driving, tactical vehicle safety, hunting, cold injury
and safe celebrating, plus many more.
“Colder months present unique challenges for keeping our Soldiers
and their Family members safe. By working together, we can reduce
the risk in all fall and winter activities,” Wolf said. “Make a
plan, get the right gear and have a safe and happy fall and winter!”
The complete Safe Fall/Winter Campaign toolkit now is available
online at https://safety.army.mil.
For information about safety at Fort McCoy, call the Installation
Safety Office at 608-388-3403.
(Information provided by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety