2022-2023 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, 2022 to April 30, 2023.
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 2022. 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
Divisions: I 10-65
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.
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.
VFW Department of Iowa has had the National Firefighter and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for the last 3 years.