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Decorate safely for the holidays

Posted December 13, 2012 by FH Fire Department/DES

Every year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. In addition, warns CPSC, candles start about 11,600 fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million…

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Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

Posted June 28, 2013 by Joan Vasey

Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers.

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National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

Posted January 10, 2014 by Armed Services Blood Program

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, personnel thank donors for joining the ‘arms’ race. “2013 was a great year for the military blood program, and we have you — our donors — to thank for it,” Air Force Col. Richard McBride, ASBP…

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Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

Posted June 13, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Tanja Linton In an effort to prevent future fires, such as the June 2011 Monument Fire that burned more than 30,000 acres, Fort Huachuca fire officials have increased the fire restriction to ‘very high’ as of June 5. In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort…

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RWBAHC now offering TRICARE Plus program

Posted May 31, 2012 by By Natalie Campbell

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center is now accepting enrollees for TRICARE Plus, a program for TRICARE beneficiaries 65 and over that is operated at the discretion of the military treatment facility commander. This program will allow enrollees to be seen at the health center for primary care appointments, and they will receive the same…

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Suicide prevention is key in Army

Posted October 4, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

More then 6,000 Soldiers and Fort Huachuca personnel attended presentations on Sept. 27 to learn about suicide and prevention as part of the Army’s Suicide Stand-Down Day. On Fort Huachuca, three presentations took place simultaneously at three locations three times that day. As part of the Army’s September’s National Suicide Prevention month, Fort Huachuca’s Army…

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As the weather heats up, keep summer safety in mind

Posted April 5, 2013 by Amy Sunseri

Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames Chris Gruszkos, lead instructor with the Army Traffic Safety Training Program at Fort Lee, Va., demonstrates an S-turn on a Yamaha sport cruiser at a National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event. During this fiscal year and as of March 18, 36 Soldiers have died in motorcycle and personal vehicle…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted August 9, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Department of Defense, or DoD, officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their Family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year…

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Red Cross office opens on post

Posted February 7, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Nita Freeman, in foreground, and Lonna Martinez, staff at the new American Red Cross office that officially opened Jan. 31, cut the cake following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Both women are Army spouses and will be running the office located inside the Army Community Services building on Smith Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony…

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Monsoon start means break from hot weather — keep safety in mind this summer

Posted July 18, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

In Arizona, as in other regions of the world including India and Thailand, we experience a monsoon, a season of high temperatures, high winds, and high moisture, resulting in potentially deadly weather. The term “monsoon” comes from the Arabic “mausim,” meaning “season” or “wind shift.” Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona…

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