<b>Peer to Peer Video Competition</b>

<b>What is it' </b>

The third annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition promotes off-duty safety awareness by challenging Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to create original videos about topics relating to off-duty safety.

<b>What has the Army done' </b>

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the third annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition Jan. 1 to engage Soldiers in raising awareness of off-duty safety hazards. The competition is sponsored by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and the USACR/Safety Center and will continue through June 30. The top three winners will share a prize package totaling $4,000 to benefit their local BOSS programs.

<b>Why is this important to the Army' </b>

The Army lost 129 Soldiers to off-duty accidents during fiscal 2010. Most of these fatalities resulted from privately owned vehicle and motorcycle accidents attributed to speeding, alcohol and lack of personal protective equipment. Other off-duty hazards affecting Soldiers include pedestrian accidents, sports injuries, accidental weapons discharges, drowning and more.

Soldier and leader engagement in the safety and well-being of our Band of Brothers and Sisters is vital to keeping our warfighters safe during their off-duty activities. In today's Army, a loss is a loss regardless of how it occurs, and safety is a full-time responsibility. Soldiers must take care of each other on and off duty.

This contest promotes active participation by Soldiers who often see firsthand how many of these accidents occur. Their creative efforts can make a difference in curbing risky behavior and disregard for personal safety.

<b>What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future' </b>

The USACR/Safety Center plans to continue annual Peer to Peer competitions to heighten Soldier awareness of off-duty hazards.

<b>Resource: </b>

<a href="https://safety.army.mil" target="_blank"> U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website</a>

Page last updated Sun January 2nd, 2011 at 16:56