Naval Base San Diego Promotes Summertime Safety

Story Number: NNS100527-23Release Date: 5/27/2010 3:42:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Base San Diego held its 4th annual safety fair at Mariner's Park May 26.

The safety fair is designed to promote safety and reduce the number of accidents and mishaps during the summer vacation season. The period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day typically sees a big spike in vehicle and recreational accidents.

Guest speakers covered topics such as motorcycle safety and practicing operational risk management at home and in town. Sailors were able to visit different booths that provided useful information on other subjects ranging from power tool safety to personal health awareness.

"This is our last chance to reach the Sailors before Memorial Day," said Scott Poston, NBSD installation safety director. "The fair gets them out here and puts safety in their mind."

According to Poston, this is the first time the fair has been held in an outdoor environment instead of inside the base theater. Sailors had more interaction with the vendors, got to use motorcycle simulators, learned about smoke detectors and enjoyed hot off-the-grill food.

"Vendors offered impromptu safety training at their booths and demonstrated how to properly use personal protective equipment," said Poston.

This event was coordinated through Naval Base San Diego's Safety Office; the support of the first lieutenant's division and various commands helped put it together.

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