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The Fort Belvoir Installation Safety Office hosts the annual Installation Safety Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, May 17, near Bldg. 259, off of 16th Street.

This year’s Safety Day will feature two new events, including a first-come, first-serve event featuring Dan Short, from the Discovery Channel’s FantomWorks. The event, from 9-10 a.m. is hosted by the 12th Aviation Battalion and tickets will be given to the first 100 people who show up for Safety Day.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wallace Theatre, the Logistics Readiness Center will give presentations about dispatching vehicles every half hour.

Other features at Safety Day include displays by Night Vision, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and the Fort Belvoir fire and police departments.

This year’s focus is on water safety. However, there will be emphasis on crosswalk safety and bicycle safety, said John Nicklas, safety specialist. Belvoir has had some incidents where cyclists have been injured from being hit by a car. Additionally, pedestrians have indicated they sometimes don’t feel safe.

“Drivers are not the only people on the road out there and on this installation,” Nicklas said, adding that pedestrians have that right away in crosswalks, and so cars must yield to them.

Safety Day will also have its motorcycle safety training, for active duty, Reserve and the Guard. “The installation is unique in that we offer motorcycle safety training for all of the National Capital Region – not just the Army,” Nicklas said. “It’s a good opportunity to meet and discuss with other people about safety.”
Safety Day

May 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Near Bldg. 259, off of 16th Street

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