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Critical Days of Summer 2008

Off-Duty and Recreation


Off-duty Recreational Safety

PMVs Drinking Boating Drowning

Fireworks Hunting Bicycle

opnavinst 5100 25a and mco 5100 30a
OPNAVINST 5100.25A and MCO 5100.30A

These are the Instructions that cover the

Navy and Marines Corps Off-Duty

recreational activities


Top 3

Causes Of

Recreation Deaths

  • Alcohol- PMV related Mishaps ,
  • and Poisoning/Drug Overdose
  • Drowning- Boating, Swimming,
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Falls- Buildings, Cliffs,


As of 05/8/07

Across the Nation in 2005 43,200 people lost their lives in crashes, an average of 118 people a day or one every 12 minutes.

NTSA static's



  • When trail riding, ride with someone who can/will help if you get in trouble
  • Ride with traffic
  • Reflective clothing during night, rain or periods of Low Visibility
  • Walkman Radios Prohibited


So far, 5 deaths

Swim where there are life guards on duty

Never mix alcohol with water activities

Know your personal limitations

Use the buddy system

Alcohol affects regions of the brain controlling behavior and emotion, your memory, concentration and coordination all become impaired.

VA Dept of ABC

As of 05/08/07


Beware Of Rip Currents

If you find yourself caught in a RIP CURRENT, turn and swim PARALLEL to the shore line.

Once out of the stronger current turn and swim into shore.

If you attempt to swim against the RIP CURRENT, you will most likely succumb to fatigue and probably drown!


Preventing Boating Accidents

  • Take a Safe Boating Course

(Call 1-800-368-5647)

  • Monitor Weather Conditions
  • Wear PFDs
  • Adhere to Load Capacity
  • Float Plan
  • Keep Clear Of Swimming and Diving Areas
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Safety Equipment

US Coast Guard


Grill Safety

A few minutes may save the

day, and make the event the fun time

it was intended to be.


Well Ventilated Areas Outdoors

  • Approved Lighter Fluids, No Gasoline
  • Stand Upwind When Lighting Grill
  • For Propane Grills, Open Grill Cover Before Lighting
  • After Cooking, Shut The Propane Bottle Valve Off & Let The Gas In The Lines Burn Out
  • VA Dept of Forestry

Check igniter

Check Lines/Hoses use

Soapy water to check

Check Bottle/Leaks

& Cracks

Be sure that there are no flammables around heat source

Take some time to examine the components of your grill. Never mix propane with charcoal!



  • Use the right ladder for the job
  • Inspect before use
  • Metal ladder + electricity = death
  • For every 4 ft of the ladder’s length you should come out 1 ft from the wall
  • Bend down pick-up obstructions that may become hazards at a later time

Questions to ask Yourself

  • What Can Hurt Me?
  • What Can I Do About It?
  • What Do I Do If Something

Goes Wrong?



The Naval Safety is here to help.

Visit our web site at:

Thank you!

Play Hard, Play Safe!

Public Affairs Officer

(757) 444-3520 Ext 7312