Video: Munitions Safety - Parents
As parents, we all want the best and safest environment in which to raise our children. They love to explore and they are excited when they find something new to play with. So I am concerned when I hear occasional news reports about children finding and playing with old military munitions. Our nation’s history shows that our once vast, open land provided prime military training ground for the Department of Defense. Along with teaching our children to look both ways before crossing and to never talk to strangers, teach them to never touch any foreign objects that they might find. And because they follow our lead – set the right example by following the simple “3Rs” of explosives safety. Recognize when you may have encountered a munition, and that munitions are dangerous. Retreat: do not touch, move or disturb it, but carefully leave the area, noting the location. Report: the object to local law enforcement by calling 911.Our children’s safety depends on it. This message brought to you by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.