b'13SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORTSubmitted by Patrick Poulin, ChairThe Safety Committee has met throughout the yearworking on several items. Snowmobile Safety Class certifications for the 2018/2019 1.Worked with Vermont State Police to review theseason;numbers of safety instructors state wide. Classroom: 3062.Working with State Police to improvedOn-Line: 1,636snowmobile tour guide safety education.3.We are developing a PR program for keepingTotal:1,942your hands on the Handlebars. This results in a 45% increase from 2017/18 season. (Early 4.Working on expanding the events forsnow makes a difference)International Snowmobile Safety Week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Trooper 5.Worked with Cindy on the establishment ofChris Brown for his time as Vermont State Police Safety the VAST Snowmobile Ambassador program.Education Coordinator. Chris has left the VSP.We would Certified and trained over 30 Ambassadorsalso like to thank Sgt. Trevor Carbo for stepping in to statewide and continuing to improve theassist while the administrators position is open. We look program. forward to working with the new coordinator when that person is named.6.Worked with staff to develop a 911 SnowmobileI would like to thank the committee members for their trail map to be used by Rescue squads. time and efforts: Sgt Trevor Carbo VSP, Lewis Barnes, 7.Worked with the Governors Council toJuliann Sherman, Roger Gosselin,Vice President Jeff understand and improve Vermont snowmobileFay, Stan Choiniere and Ken Gammel. We also thank accident reporting. President Tim Mills, and VAST staff for their assistance.'