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Sparks fly when fireworks are lit — know safety rules

Posted July 2, 2015 by Lucius Kirkland

During tomorrow’s July 4th celebration, sparks will fly as people light fireworks. It’s wildfire season, and misuse of fireworks can start a fire which could have devastating effects on the community. When using approved fireworks, be cognizant of the surroundings. The National Fire Protection Association reported that in 2011, fires started by fireworks caused an…

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Monsoon season is here — use caution when going outdoors

Posted June 26, 2015 by Fort Huachuca Safety Team

Mike Williams Water races across the road near the Bonnie Blink housing area on post during a monsoon storm last summer. Before crossing, be sure your vehicle has the clearance to make it through a wash if it has water in it. Each year, a variety of weather-related dangers affect the desert southwest during a…

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Avoid cooking fires at home

Posted June 19, 2015 by Fort Huachuca Safety Team

FEMA photo When cooking at home, never leave the stove unattended. Make the kitchen a no-children and pet-free zone. Cooking is often a relaxing and fun task that brings family and friends together. It can be a great way to showcase a person’s creativity and love of good food. But cooking is also the number-one…

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Bear this in mind — avoid feeding wildlife on post

Posted June 19, 2015 by Lindsey Troutman

Arizona is black bear country although their fur can be a variety of colors, and bears can be found in many locations statewide. Those who enjoy the outdoors and regularly hike the mountain trails, should remember that bears, like people, need the essentials to live — food, water and shelter. Being omnivores, they will eat…

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Commissaries remind patrons to handle food items safely

Posted June 19, 2015 by Kevin Robinson

Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses.

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OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

Posted June 12, 2015 by Office of Personnel Management

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, OPM, has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information, or PII. Within the last year, the OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. As a result,…

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Check back seat for children before locking, leaving vehicle

Posted June 12, 2015 by Fort Huachuca Safety Team

Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths happen when children are left alone in hot cars. More than 600 U.S. children have died from being left in hot vehicles since 1990. On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or…

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Prepare for coming wildfire season ahead of time

Posted June 5, 2015 by Fort Huachuca Fire Prevention

File photo By preparing ahead of a wildland fire, Families can minimize the stress levels that a sudden evacuation could induce. Now is the time to take precautions to protect your home. In just seconds, a spark or even the sun’s heat alone sets off an inferno. The wildfire quickly spreads, consuming the thick, dried-out…

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Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

Posted May 22, 2015 by ECBC Communications

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

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Motorcycle safety is not just for May, but for entire year

Posted May 22, 2015 by Fort Huachuca Safety Team

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designates May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month which coincides with the beginning of motorcycle riding season for many Soldiers and also serves as the early kick-off for the annual “101 Critical Days of Summer Safety” program. Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death…

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