2017-04-21 / Viewpoint

Safety Day emphasizes 100 Days of Summer


The school year is coming to a close quickly, and summer is on the horizon, which for most people means more time spent outdoors.

As community members make plans to enjoy the great outdoors, Fort Gordon officials are making plans to help ensure service members, their families and civilians make safety a top priority along the way.

Fort Gordon will host Safety Day 2017 on April 27 at Gym 5 and the adjacent field north between 25th and 27th Street, to include the parking lot north of Dining Facility #6, across from Brant Hall, and at the Fort Gordon Motorcycle Training Range.. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

The purpose of the Installation Safety Day is to assist commanders in their efforts to enhance their safety programs in preparation for the 100 Days of Summer safety initiative.

Representatives from various Fort Gordon and outside agencies will have information booths, displays and activities pertaining to safety. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will present information on traffic safety and the North Augusta Department of Public Safety will be promoting weapons safety. They will be joined by Richmond County and the Georgia Institute of Traffic Safety to name a few outside agencies.

Fort Gordon’s Directorate of Emergency Services, Directorate of Public Works, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and several family readiness groups will be among post organizations participating.

Motorcycle-specific activities at the Motorcycle Training Range off Lane Avenue will be available starting at 9 a.m. Units are responsible for getting service members to the motorcycle range, in accordance with the Safety Day memorandum of instruction. Motorcycle group rides will take place throughout the day.

Points of contact for the event are Jesus A. Soto-Algarin and George Conrad.

For more information call (706) 791-SAFE (7233) or visit www.safety.army.mil.

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