A Message about Safety
Safety awareness is an integral part of everything Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers do - from building shelters out on the land, to fishing and hunting, to conducting reconnaissance patrols, to travelling by snowmobile.
Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers are leaders and must set the example, whether on the land, the water or in the community.
We do this in our planning for training, operations and in our personal activities; we wear life jackets if we are on the water; we tell someone responsible when we go on the land; and we look after each other when we are out there. We also consider camp safety as well as home safety. Further, we do not cloud our thoughts and actions through the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Living in the north has many benefits; it also has many risks. As Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers we must be mindful of those risks and ensure that we accomplish our tasks in a safe and responsible manner.
People in your communities will look to you for leadership because you are a Canadian Ranger or a Junior Canadian Ranger. Think about the weather, make sure your equipment is in good working order, wear the appropriate safety gear for whatever task you are performing, get trained on how to be safe for the task and let people know about your intentions.
Canadian Rangers operate in pairs because that is how we ensure our mutual safety and protection. All of our actions must consider safety for ourselves, other Canadian Rangers, Junior Canadian Rangers, our friends and our families.