Spring Cleaning Checklist for VFW Posts

The famous Punxsutawney Phil said an early spring is a certainty after seeing no shadow on Groundhog Day. Around the Post, you may have already noticed warmer weather and more activity. It’s the perfect time for some seasonal maintenance and spring cleaning before summer arrives.

Here’s a seasonal maintenance and spring cleaning checklist for Post facilities to get you started.

Spring Cleaning Checklist:

  • Clean
February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Do You Have the Right First Aid Kit Supplies?

You can turn to the first aid kit for relief from a headache or bandages for a scrape, but do you have the right supplies for an emergency? If a member or guest at the Post becomes ill or is seriously injured, the right first aid kit supplies can make all the difference while also helping to protect your Post from a

February 20th, 2020|Safety|

Parking Lot Accessibility and Improvements

Parking lots pose risks to cars, pedestrians and property as members, guests and volunteers can cause accidents and damage. Look at your Post’s parking lot  accessibility and structure to see if you make adjustments to prevent these accidents and make your Post a welcoming place for all.

Easy parking lot accessibility improvements

With a few minor changes, you can help reduce incidents in your

February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Facility Theft Prevention Tips

Theft has the potential to impact every part of the operations at your Post, so it’s important to be aware of some of the key areas of risk. Follow these facility theft prevention tips to deter and prevent crime in these six areas at risk for theft at your facility.

Coin Theft

The money sitting in vending machines, bill changers and coin laundries is

January 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Each year there are thousands of injuries involving holiday decorations. You can reduce the risk to your members, volunteers and guests this season by following these holiday decorating safety tips:

Live and Artificial Trees

  • Purchase a fresh tree to minimize the fire hazard and maximize long life.
  • Cut off the bottom 2 inches off the trunk base for better water absorption.
  • Water a
December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Special Veterans Day

This November 11, the country will celebrate a very important Veterans Day.

Veterans Day, a Century in the Making

Exactly 100 years ago, on November 11, 1919, Americans marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I. A year earlier, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the armistice ending hostilities had taken effect. President Wilson issued

October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How Safety Signage Can Protect Your Members and Guests

A simple “wet floor” safety sign can mean the difference between a normal day at your Post and a trip to the emergency room. According to OSHA, there’s a link between safety signage and accident occurrence. Without a proper sign, it’s difficult for others to take safety precautions around the hazards. Proper safety signage warns about common hazards and protects your

September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Developing a Risk Management Program at Your Post

A successful risk management program can protect your members from harm and your Post from associated costs. Because of the program’s importance, Post leadership should hold the responsibility of the risk management program planning.

When implementing a risk management program, consider the following fundamentals:

  • State the reasons for having the program. These objectives will determine the depth and scope of the program’s development.
August 12th, 2019|Safety|

Grill Safety Tips

With summer holidays and long weekends upon us, it is important to stay safe while enjoying the warm weather and the company of your Post members. As you begin hosting picnics, grill outs and other summer events, be sure to assess the risks of these events and implement safety measures when possible.

One of the most dangerous elements of summer get-togethers? Grills. Follow

June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

10 Parade Participation Safety Tips

As summer ramps up, so do city celebrations and parades. If your Post participates regularly in these celebrations, ensure everyone is being safe and thoughtful with these 10 parade participation safety tips:

10 Parade Tips

  1. Plan ahead

Announce the event to all your members, determine a meeting spot, distribute route maps and organize vehicles.

  1. Consider the physical fitness of your members

How long is

May 28th, 2019|Safety|