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Keep pets safe during 4th of July fireworks

Posted July 3, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

Fireworks are a high point for any Independence Day celebration; however pets can become distressed by the additional noise and commotion. In fact, animal shelters across the nation are accustomed to receiving “July 4th” dogs — dogs who run off during the fireworks celebration and are rescued by animal control officers or good Samaritans. Planning…

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Fire Prevention Safety Week features Jaws of Life demonstration

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Fort Huachuca firefighters pull a “man” out of a crushed vehicle during a demonstration in the PX parking lot on Oct. 10. The firefighters named the doll, used as a prop during training, “Rescue Randy.”   Fort Huachuca firefighters prepare to remove the roof of a vehicle during a demonstration for Families and children in…

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RWBAHC and EFMP recognize Autism Awareness Month

Posted April 19, 2012 by Raymond W. Bliss

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Taken together, they may result in relatively mild challenges for someone on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum….

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Warfighters and dietary supplements — what people need to know

Posted September 7, 2012 by Maj. Jennifer Butler

The most important fact to remember about dietary supplements is they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. This has not stopped over half of american adults from taking them. In fact, according to a survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 69 percent of American adults take dietary supplements. Before people say…

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New ADA-compliant chair makes pool accessible to most

Posted October 11, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Nathan Berry, lifeguard at Barnes Field House pool, demonstrates the use of the ADA-compliant chair, lowering himself into the pool with the control. The chair can be operated manually by remote control, unassisted, from outside or inside the pool. A new American Disability Association-fixed chair has been installed at the Barnes Field House pool for…

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EFMP Respite Care provides support

Posted April 12, 2013 by ACS release

Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of…

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Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted September 5, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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Soldier presents Active Shooter Response, Mitigation Training

Posted February 14, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, detachment sergeant, 18th Military Police Detachment, likes to give a disclaimer during Active Shooter Response and Mitigation training — he is not here to create world peace or to solve terrorism, stop the drug problem or rewrite well-established safety regulations.

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Natick takes shelter ballistic protection to the ‘X’ level

Posted August 1, 2014 by Jane Benson

Sometimes going ballistic is a good thing, particularly if it means working to enhance ballistic protection where Soldiers live, work, sleep and eat.

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Emergency preparedness is critical right now

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cochise County Sheriff Department

With the one year mark for the Monument Fire and the number of fires Cochise County has already seen so far this year, the Cochise County Sheriff Department staff encourages everyone to be mindful of fire dangers and to be ready in the event of a real emergency. There are three levels of evacuation readiness….

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