Video: 3 Rs of Explosives Safety
Along with the “3Rs” of education – reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic – all of us need to be students of the “3Rs” of explosives safety – recognize, retreat and report. Our nation’s history includes a time, during World War II, when our military forces used our wide open spaces for training, testing and demonstrations. Some cleanup was done when these activities stopped, but some old military munitions remain and could still be dangerous. Although these munitions are generally buried, some may occasionally appear on the surface of the ground. If you should see something that you think may be munitions, please follow the 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. Following these simple steps will earn you an A+. This message brought to you by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.