SAFETY

 SAFETY PROGRAM
 
VFW Posts throughout the state have involved themselves in a variety of Safety Programs, which cover virtually every possible activity. The VFW is actively conducting and participating in six major categories under which any drug or safety activity will fall. Virtually any drug or safety activity conducted by a Post can be reported within the six categories. Credit is given only once for each activity.
 
Drug Awareness          
This covers a wide spectrum of events such as:
                   D.A.R.E.  Contact your local State Police or County Sheriff and set up a seminar at your Post
                   PTA          Attend your local meeting and present your program
                   A/A          Invite your local spokesperson to your post to speak
                   Scouting   Present your program to all levels of the Scouting Program
                                               
Highway Safety            
                 Click it or Ticket State approved Driving Course
                 Pedestrian Safety           Lite-a-Tike, Bicycle Safety, Lite-a-Bike, Halloween Safety Bags
                 Recreational Safety        Hunter Safety, Water Safety, Outdoor Safety (camping, etc.)
                 Roller Safety                 (skateboards, roller blades)
                 Winter Sports                (Snowmobiles, Snowboards, Ice Skating, etc.)

Home & Fire Safety     
               Home protection             (outdoor and indoor)
               Fire protection                 (outdoor and indoor)

Recognition/Other          
               Life Saving Awards, Firefighter Awards, Police Awards, and the distribution of various safety related materials.
  
Each Post can submit to the Department chairman a nomination for each of the following. Firefighter award, Emergency Medical Technician award and the Law Enforcement award. Points will be awarded in the All-State program for submitting entries.   Department will submit one entry from each to National. Citations will be issued for Department winners.
  
Let's be committed to Drug Awareness and Safety in the State of Connecticut.
Points will be awarded in the All-State Program for reporting projects on your monthly activities report and reporting to the Department Chairman.