Fort Wainwright Celebrates 10th Annual Safety Day
Summertime in Alaska brings the opportunity for many adventures, but staying safe should be the number one priority.
For 10 years, Fort Wainwright has been hosting 'Safety Day' - an event to help military personnel and civilians on post learn about what they can do for fun in the summer, and how they can stay safe doing it.
This years' theme was 'Get out and Play'.
Vendors included Family Readiness groups, fire and police departments from Fort Wainwright and Fairbanks, and even an earthquake simulator.
Greg Sanches (*SAN-CHEZ), the Installation Director at Fort Wainwright, told us why this event is important for the community.
"It is important that we talk to everybody because a lot of people will come to Alaska and they will just sit and they go 'I don't know what to do'.” Sanchez said. “And it is great that they can go out to a place like this and they can go 'hey, I want to go camping' this is what we got, we have all the stuff in the safety office."
The Safety Installation office also holds informative meetings about staying safe in the winter months.
The events start in September and run twice a month until December.