Irwin Army Community Hospital Hosts Summer Safety Day

FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - A three hour rain delay wasn’t enough to keep people away from a special safety event Thursday at Fort Riley.

In an effort to prevent spring and summer injuries, Irwin Army Community Hospital hosted the 9th annual Summer Safety Day.

The event featured displays from local and state organizations providing interactive events and informational materials to attendees.

"We began this way back in 2005 as a preventative measure due to the significant increase in accidents that we’ve seen over the years as you approach spring and summer," said Safety and Occupational Health Manager Ron Knight. "And so along with the Army Summer Safety Campaign we wanted to get a jump on that."

Five local and state organizations were in attendance, including Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and the Army Substance Abuse Program.


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