Health & Safety

June 28, 2012

Fireworks Safety

National Training Center and Fort Irwin safety team news
Information provided by the National Fire Protection Association

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but did you know that more fires are reported on that day than on any other day of the year in the United States?  Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks.  The good news is that you can enjoy your holiday and the fireworks with just a few simple safety tips:

  • Leave fireworks to the professionals.  Do not use consumer fireworks.
  • The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.  After the display, children should never pick up leftover fireworks, as they may still be active.
  • Consumer fireworks include sparklers and firecrackers.  The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns.
  • Each Fourth of July, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured using consumer fireworks.
  • The risk of fireworks injury is more than twice as high for children ages 10-14 as for the general population.



All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Leslie Ozawa

Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army...
 
 

Know your part, do your part, be an active bystander

April is recognized by the Department of Defense as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The campaign offers a unique opportunity to build on the existing momentum within our community to eliminate this crime and ensure all serving in the Army and affiliated with the Army are treated with dignity and respect. The DoD theme...
 
 
DenimDay

Why Denim Day?

On April 8 at 9 a.m., residents of Fort Irwin will walk through the community in support of the Third Annual Fort Irwin Denim Day. Many have asked about the meaning behind Denim Day. The history of Denim Day begins with a story...
 

 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

Focused on eliminating sexual assault

The Department of the Army selected Fort Irwin’s deputy manager of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program here as the recipient of a prestigious honor. Captain Nicole Myers was named the 2015 DA Sexual Assault Respons...
 
 

Five things that prevent a good night’s sleep

Tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep is a familiar feeling for many. Get on the path to sleeping well by identifying the following five things that prevent good sleep and mitigating those factors. An uncomfortable or noisy environment: An area of the brain called the thalamus, blocks the flow of information from our senses...
 
 
moderate_intensity

Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; impro...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin