NEWSLETTER: IN THE LOOP / MARCH
DID YOU KNOW…?
1 driver + 3 glasses wine = 4 y/o girl’s death. Her parents campaign was instrumental in lowering the BAC limit in British Columbia to .05 which has helped to cut DUI deaths there NEARLY IN HALF in the past two years. Read about it HERE.
The only safe level to drive is .00. A standard serving of 1.5 ounces of spirits, 5 oz. of wine, or 12 oz. of beer all contain the same amount of alcohol and can have similar effects, such as a decline in reaction time. Be a Designated Driver and be the life of your party!
IDIPIC has a program just for 3rd grade called PICKLES?
NEWS LINKS / Local Fortunately, this month, none.
NASWI NEWS Has your command experienced a panel in the last two years? Easy peasy: Just call or email at least two weeks in advance…IDIPIC does all the rest. DETAILS HERE.
Does your command do fundraisers for local non-profits? Please keep IDIPIC in mind for your next one and be a Partner in Prevention! Here are some QUICK FAQs we get about IDIPIC base panels:
* Why should my command reserve a panel? They’re convenient (we do all the work), they’re free, but most importantly, they’re effective based on strong positive feedback over the past several years. This unique safety training has been noted in NASWI Commander-In-Chief’s Installation Excellence Awards, PACFLT Alcohol Prevention briefs given throughout the Pacific and by the Naval Safety Center.
* How often should a command attend a panel? Our suggestions is every 2 years, by then there’s enough turnover so most may not have seen it. If they have, it serves as a refresher.
* Can others besides the reserving command attend? Yes, if there is room. Contact IDIPIC at 672-8219 or email@example.com if you have more than a handful you’re sending to ensure adequate seating.
* Who should attend panels? Everyone from E-1 on up. Panels go way beyond “don’t drink and drive” to provide information to keep all drivers and passengers safer from DUI in all its forms (not just alcohol).
PANELS for March: The 1st in Freeland and the 8th and 20th in Oak Harbor. To check out future panel dates and times, check the schedule HERE. Looking for panels in other counties? Look HERE.
PARTNERS IN PREVENTION Welcome back Harada Physical Therapy as a Bronze Partner in Prevention and to North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association as a Silver Partner in Prevention. See all our Partners HERE.
SCHOOL REPORT presented its Th!nk, Don’t Drink or Drug program to 89 students in five of Mikki Boyer’s health classes at NWMS February 19.
THANK YOU to our February speakers Ernie Branigh, Officer Mark Brinkman, Brian Grimm, Tim McManus, Ryan Samplawski and Dorothy Fodor and our helpers Cecilia Welch, Phyllis Rainey and Debra Kulz. The USS IDIPIC is very fortunate to have such a dedicated crew! If you are interested in being a panel speaker or helper, please contact IDIPIC.