2016-2017 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, 2016 to April 30, 2017.
Samples of the activities are listed
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
Halloween Safety Bags
Outdoor Safety (camping, etc.)
Roller Safety (skateboards, roller blades)
Winter Sports (Snowmobiles, Snowboards, Ice Skating, etc.)
Home & Fire Safety
EMT Award entry form Firefighter Award entry form Law enforcement Award entry
Each Post can submit to the
Department chairman a nomination for each of the following: Firefighter award, Emergency Medical
Technician/Paramedic 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 December 31ST,
2016. Department will submit one entry from each
to National. Citations will be issued for Department winners at the 2017
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/Paramedic
or a Law Enforcement officer. (Possible 15 points
Divisions: As of September 1, 2016
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.
All State: Points will be awarded to each post for All
State if the post participates in the following programs:
One (1) point per month if Post submits Drug report to
the Department by the 10th day of the month following the activity.
1. One (1) point
per month if Post submits a safety report to the
Department by the 10th day of the month following the activity.
2. Five (5) points
per category if a Post submits a name to the Firefighter of the Year, Law Enforcement
of the Year and/or Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic of the Year Program. Must be submitted to the Safety Director by
December 31st, 2016
3. Three (3) points will be awarded if a post
submits a name for a Life Saving award. Maximum of 3 points. Must be submitted to the
4. Ten (10) points for a post that participates
in the director’s special project.
a. Michigan ranks in the top 3 states in the country when it
comes to civilian fire deaths. Since January 2015, there have been a total
of 134 deaths. In an effort to help
curtail this problem, I am challenging each post to work with their local fire
department to put together a program to address this problem with the local
A post that conducts a program with the local fire
department will receive an extra 10 points toward the All-State Program.
The details to receive extra points are:
submit a packet to the Program Director No Later Than April 30th,
submit a 3-ring binder detailing the program you conducted
Any questions should be directed to the Program director.
Michael J Finies , Director