SAFETY

2018-2019 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.
 
The Program Reporting period is May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.
Samples of the activities are listed below:
 
 
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. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TO DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN IS January 1ST 2019.   Department will submit one entry from each to National. Citations will be issued for Department winners.
  
Awards: The top 3 Posts in each division based on the number of creditable reports will receive Department Citations. Posts will receive one point for each activity reported on the Department Activity Report. The Post will receive five bonus points if they are reported in all six categories. The Post will receive five bonus points for submitting an entry for a firefighter, emergency medical technician or a law enforcement officer. (Possible 15 points total).         
 
Divisions:                    I           10-65              
                                    II         66-125                        
                                    III       126-225          
                                    IV       226-OVER     
                                                                                   
Let's be committed to Drug Awareness and Safety in the Great State of Michigan.
Points will be awarded in the All-State Program for reporting projects on your monthly activities report and reporting to the Department Chairman.
 
Safety School of Instruction
 
 
National will issue one citation to the winner form each group of firefighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers. The citation will be presented at the Department Convention by the State Commander.