The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and the Missile Defense Agency hosted a safety awareness day May 11 to promote safety awareness for the community.

The purpose of the 3rd Annual Joint Safety Awareness Day is to help minimize the risk of unintentional death, injury or damage caused by mishaps and to promote proactive measures within the workforce, as well as during leisure activities.

The day's activities focused on safety demonstrations and inspections performed by members of Redstone Arsenal and its surrounding communities. Exhibits and safety demonstrations included: tornado shelters; motorcycle safety; lawn mower safety; dangerous insects, spiders and snakes; worn tires; drunk driving simulation; fire extinguisher use; boating safety; fireplace safety, air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning; blood pressure checks; wood working; Radon; hunting safety; drug and alcohol awareness and severe weather information with a live weather remote.