Safety Tests

As a member Unit of the Union Army of the West, each one of our members is required to take the two Safety Tests each year. This will help ensure safety in camp and on the field at reenactments. The test is open book and the answers can be found HERE. 

You will need to complete both SAFETY TESTS below:

You need at least an 80% score to pass.


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1. The only participants allowed to call for a “cease fire” are:
2. Loaded weapons, ammunition, powder, or caps:
3. A fire extinguisher (water bucket or other) is required to be near a fire at all times.
4. Spectators can handle/touch weapons:
5. The required safety zone between fires and any form of canvas is:
6. Smoking or open flames are prohibited:
7. When at a reenactment or event:
8. You can pick up or handle another person’s weapon (or artillery implement):
9. Implements held over the artillery piece in an "X" indicate:
10. Weapons may not be fired if a limber or ammunition box is within:
11. If you see a cannon with implements held vertically on top of the wheels or hub:
12. If a gun Captain has a lanyard in their hand:
13. Red wooden blocks on the field mark the edge of the artillery danger zone.
14. Revolvers may be fired by Infantry officers in a battlefield scenario only:
15. Pistols may be carried on the field by:
16. All pistols must be inspected according to approved procedures prior to wear.
17. Revolver cylinders must be sealed with:
18. Revolver cylinders must be cleaned and reloaded immediately before an event to prevent sealing materials from hardening.
19. Minimum distance for aimed pistol fire is:

Next complete the INFANTRY SAFETY TEST

You need at least an 80% score to pass.

1. Knives shall not be drawn on the field and will be tied or otherwise secured to their sheaths while on the field:
2. Ramrods or bayonets may be drawn on the field during a battle scenario:
3. Swords may be drawn on the field only by officers in Infantry units
4. Hand-to-hand combat scenarios are allowed:
5. Weapons SHALL be clean and in good repair prior to use:
6. All weapons will be field cleaned:
7. For muskets, only FF or FFF grade Black Powder will be used (no black powder substitutes are allowed):
8. Long arms are reloaded on the battlefield with:
9. For .58 Caliber weapons the maximum powder charge is:
10. For .69 caliber weapons the maximum powder charge is"
11. When loading, only black powder will be placed in the musket barrel. Paper or other materials never go into the barrel:
12. Soldiers may fire from the prone position only:
13. The front safety zone for a loaded artilley piece is:
14. The general safety zone separating the public and any live weapon is:
15. At no time shall any weapon be pointed at spectators closer than 20 yards
16. No weapon will be fired within 10 yards of a spectator.
17. The minimum side and rear safety zone around a loaded artillery piece is:
18. The minimum distance for long-arm weapon fire between foot combatants is:
19. When prone wounded are present within 10 yards, weapons fire:
20. The minimum distance for long-arm weapon fire towards mounted combatants or stock is:
21. In order to clear or fire a weapon outside the battlefield, the weapon must be aimed at the ground (cap only) or at maximum elevation (if loaded) and: