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Avoid tickborne diseases in Arizona

Posted July 5, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

Tick season in Arizona is almost year-round due to the warm climate. Due to a mild winter and warmer-than-usual spring, this year’s tick population will likely be higher than usual.

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WNV symptoms, FH precautionary measures explained

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

West Nile Virus is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of a female mosquito. Nationwide WNV has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does…

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Law enforcement, fire emergency? Move over!

Posted March 29, 2012 by Sierra Vista Police Department

When drivers see sirens flashing, they need to move over. According to Arizona Revised Statutes, 28-775E.1.2. Authorized Emergency Vehicles; Approaching; Following Fire Apparatus, when a police vehicle, ambulance or fire apparatus is driving with its lights and sirens activated, pull to the right of the roadway and stop moving. Do not stop in an intersection. Drivers…

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Vibrant Response 13 trains Soldiers for reality

Posted August 2, 2012 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

What would happen if a catastrophic event was to take place somewhere in the United States? Emergency services, armed forces and other...

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Drive Responsibly – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Posted December 13, 2012 by Beth Ann Cameron

The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent. Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drugs such as marijuana and cocaine are involved in about 18 percent…

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Protect personal information to prevent stolen identity

Posted June 7, 2013 by Gayle Olson

In 2012, identity theft was the number-one complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In 2011, Arizona was the number-one state in complaints of identity theft. Since 2003 Arizona has ranked either first or second nationally in reports of identity theft, according to the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition. Arizona was the first state…

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Civilian of the month

Posted December 6, 2013 by

Civilian of the Month: Jeff Grumm Agency: United States Army Electronic Proving Ground Position and duties: Senior test officer; which involves planning, execution and reporting on test activities. How long at current assignment: Five years in February How long in government service: About 9 years: From 1983 – 1987 Grumm was a Soldier assigned to…

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Tanker base on airfield here supports fire-suppression efforts

Posted May 24, 2012 by Story and photos by Natalie Lakosil

Although summer time is just around the corner, fire season is already here. The Libby Air Tanker Base on Fort Huachuca often assists with fire suppression during the fire season which is the case, right now.

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Got gas? Safety tips can prevent leaks

Posted September 20, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Department

In late August, Fort Huachuca Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a building where a child was ill. What made the youth sick was a natural gas leak from a stove in a facility on Fort Huachuca. This leak was ongoing for some time and had been previously reported but not to the proper personnel…

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RWBAHC offers TBI treatment

Posted March 1, 2013 by Raymond W. Bliss

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the “signature injury” of more than 11 years of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Injuries Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents, and equipment failure. Many service members have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating…

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