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Safety and 2nd Regional Event Registration

Oct 19, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.


Safety, Safety, Safety (and the Safety Animation Award)

Everyone involved in FIRST should be making safety a top priority. As you start to gear up for the season, please take a look around your build area to check for safety hazards, make sure you are stocked up on personal protective equipment (PPE), and make sure everyone knows how to use it. Keep yourselves safe, and help others be safe as well. We’ve said this before, but it’s still true: Nothing you are doing in FIRST is worth getting injured over! 


You can find the FRC Safety Page here. On that page you will find lots of useful and interesting stuff, including a link to the 2016 Safety Manual. The 2016 Safety Manual is in the process of being updated for 2017, but there are no major changes, so the current manual is still a great safety guide.


Also on this page you will find the details of the 2017 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL! The theme this year is Quest for a Safer World and yes, we’re looking for lots of great steampunk goodness. New this year:  You will be allowed to incorporate live action elements into your animation! Check out the safety page for full details, and let’s see you put all your creativity in the service of a very worthy cause! Deadline for submission is December 1, 2016, 3:00 PM ET


Have fun, but be safe out there!


2nd Regional Event Registration

Don’t forget 2nd Regional Event Registration starts at Noon Eastern Time tomorrow, that’s October 20th!

Remember this is for Regional teams. District teams already had their fun last week. Don’t know if you are a District or Regional team?  Check here.

What could possibly be better than playing FIRST STEAMWORKS once? You know it – playing it twice. Oh yeah. 



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