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Fort Irwin UXO Safety
  • Welcome to our Safety
    UXO Page

    UXO stands for Unexploded Ordnance. UXO's result from our military's use of munitions during live-fire training or testing. UXO are considered the most dangerous category of military munitions. Although the conditions that define military munitions as UXO are specific, the public should consider any munitions, or suspect munitions it encounters as UXO and as extremely dangerous.


    Although Installations control access to areas known or suspected to contain UXO on active installations, frequently these areas once used by the military may have been transferred to public use.


  • Just For Kids

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    UXO and Your Children

    As parents, we all want the safest environment for children to grow up in. Children are always looking for new toys to play with and new environments to play in. Children who find unexploded ordnance (UXO) may play with it unknowingly risking their lives.
    In one incident in 2001 a child was raking leaves in his yard when he found...

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  • What do you do?


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    Recognize, Retreat, Report

    When anyone encounters or believes they may have encountered UXO,they should consider it extremely dangerous. To protect their family, friends and neighbors, everyone should learn and follow the 3Rs of explosives safety: Recognize-when you may have encountered UXO and the potential danger Retreat-do not touch, move or disturb the UXO Report-notify local law enforcement (Call 911) of what you saw and where you saw it.

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