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  • Hazardous weather could affect base reporting, operations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Winter weather may impact reporting procedures and operating hours for base personnel. The most accurate weather information for Wright-Patt will be available at www.wpafb.af.mil and the snow hotline: 937-656-SNOW (7669). If a decision for early release is

  • Wright-Patt hosts annual National Night Out to build on community bond

    The 88th Security Forces Squadron held its National Night Out at the Prairies military housing area Aug. 3. The annual event highlights and strengthens the relationship between emergency services and local communities by helping make the neighborhood a safer place. The night featured static displays

  • Summer Fire Safety Tips: Grilling and Backyard Campfires

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Warm weather is upon us, and residents of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may be looking forward to enjoying outdoor activities like grilling and backyard campfires. While these can create lasting memories with family and friends, it is essential to

  • The never-ending quest for motorcycle safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- You wear your personal protective equipment. You stay on top of your motorcycle’s routine maintenance. You follow all rules of the road when you ride. What more can you do to be a safe rider? A LOT!Safety is one of those things in life that never ends. There

  • Emergency Management encourages flood safety as spring precipitation surges

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio -- Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death.Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is

  • Prioritize lawnmower safety as spring approaches

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The power lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home. Each year, approximately 68,000 persons with injuries caused by power mowers were treated in emergency departments. More than 9,000 of the people hurt were younger than 18 years. Older

  • Distracted driving ripe with dangers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The next time you’re at a stoplight, take a look around. Look at the vehicle next to you, on your left and right.You might see the mother of two turned around, trying to give her baby a pacifier. Or you might see a businessman, dressed in a suit and tie,

  • Information is power as tornado season arrives

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As the severe weather season approaches, take some time during Severe Weather Awareness Week to make a safety plan for your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Planning ahead will lower the chance of injury or death in the event that severe weather

  • Poison Prevention Week aimed at avoiding exposure

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- National Poison Prevention Week, the third full week in March each year, is designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.Every 15 seconds, someone calls a Poison Control Center in the United States, according to recent data. In

  • Know when to use headlights, windshield wipers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --- There’s an important legal principle that says “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” That’s right: You can’t defend your actions by arguing you didn’t know they were illegal, even if you honestly didn’t realize you were breaking the law.The Ohio Revised