Fall/Winter Safety Campaign
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
“The fall and winter months are traditionally full of outdoor and indoor activities with family and friends but, without the proper risk management, these beautiful seasons can also be full of tragedy. I encourage every member of our Army family to “gear up” – and be ready with the right equipment, the right training and the right information to stay safe and enjoy your fall/winter activities."
- Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general, director of Army Safety
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Year of the Noncommissioned Officer
"Today is another story, and I always say the United States Army Reserve has arrived. It's very difficult, if not impossible, now to distinguish our reserve Soldiers from active duty."
- Command Sgt. Maj. Leon E. Caffie, Army Reserve's top enlisted Soldier, has been an active spokesman for Army Reserve Soldiers throughout his career into which he was drafted almost 40 years ago.
Former draftee to hang up uniform
A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT
2009 Commemorations :
Year of the NCO
Year of the Military Family
100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant
Army Domestic Abuse Prevention/Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
Energy Awareness Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Native American Month
Warrior Care Month
Veteran's Day Week
Nov. 11: Veteran's Day
Fall/Winter Safety Campaign
What is it?
The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, civilians and family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.
The campaign, which runs Oct. 1- March 31, will be driven by a theme reminding all audiences that even though the temperatures are colder, the fall and winter months are "no time to chill" when it comes to safety and risk management.
What has the Army done?
To help leaders at all levels build and manage their own top quality fall and winter safety engagement plans, the team at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness (USACR)/Safety Center has developed feature articles, posters, videos and public service announcements focusing on many important season-appropriate safety topics. These products are meant to bolster a command's existing safety program by providing information on activities which Soldiers, family members and civilians may enjoy during the cooler months.
The products, which will focus on topics including hunting, fall/winter outdoor injuries, safe celebrations, home safety, fire safety, winter driving and more, will be available Oct. 1 on the USACR/Safety Center Web site under the Fall/Winter Safety Campaign icon.
Why is this important to the Army?
Every fall and winter, the Army loses Soldiers to tragic on-and-off duty accidents. As fall/winter weather approaches, leaders, Soldiers, and families must remain vigilant to protect against risk and drive down unnecessary losses in order to sustain our "Band of Brothers and Sisters."
The Fall/Winter Safety Campaign reminds all Soldiers that whether they are working in the motor pool or flight line, hitting the slopes, or enjoying the cooler temperatures with family and friends, composite risk management must remain a top priority in every activity- on-and-off duty.
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