Video: Winter Driving - Army launches 2011 Fall Winter safety campaign
Video by Ira Powell
The 2011 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, Leaders, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information. “At the USACR/Safety Center, one of our central priorities is to give you the safety tools you need,” said Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety. “To make sure of this, we are releasing the tools and products included in the 2011 Army Fall/Winter Safety Campaign to help Leaders at all levels build and manage top-quality, seasonal safety programs geared toward their unit's unique needs. This year’s 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 the time “To Take 5” seconds or minutes and think about your environment and situation. Then ask yourself one simple question, ‘Am I making the right decisions?’ “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,” Wolf said. 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/Safety Center has developed feature articles, posters, videos and public service announcements focusing on many important season-appropriate safety topics. The products, which will focus on topics including hunting, fall/winter outdoor injuries, safe celebrations, resiliency, home safety, fire safety, winter driving and more, are now available on the USACR/Safety Center Web site, https://safety.army.mil, under the Fall/Winter Safety Campaign icon. “Colder months present unique challenges for keeping our Soldiers and their Family members safe but by working together we can reduce the risk in all fall and winter activities,” Wolf said. “Make your plan, get the right gear for the activity and have safe and happy cold weather seasons.” See the entire campaign: posters, articles and videos, at our website https://safety.army.mil (click the 'Take 5' campaign icon) or go straight to it at: https://safety.army.mil/fallwintersafety Also available in high definition.