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  • The never-ending quest for motorcycle safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- 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’s never-ending. There

  • FY21 DAF Safety Awards Announced

    The Department of the Air Force recently released the fiscal year 2021 annual safety awards. These awards provide organizations, teams, and individuals the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work, enhanced performance, accomplishments, and feats in safety.

  • Drivers, pedestrians must use caution at railroad

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ohio is among the nation’s busiest states in railroad operations. It’s home to nearly 40 railroads that operate thousands of trains every day over 4,500 miles of track and 6,100 public-grade crossings.In 2016, more than 2,000 collisions with trains and motor

  • Take time to learn emergency exit routes at work

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- With buildings being repurposed and workspace at a premium, it’s common for emergency exit routes to be overlooked or forgotten.The unfortunate reality is that waiting until a real-world scenario to assess and test your facility’s emergency exit routes could be

  • Spring cleaning: No shortcuts when it comes to safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- Safety is not normally on people’s minds when they begin to haul out all those cleaning supplies and equipment for spring cleaning, but it should be.Every day, we need to be careful when going about our household chores. But when you really start tearing the

  • Get ready for spring the Wright way

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As we emerge from winter and begin anew this spring, let’s take a moment to prepare ourselves.Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Fire and Emergency Services would like to help you make your home a little safer. Taking a few moments to check around your home

  • Spring cleaning of garage calls for extra precautions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- This time of year, many people like to reorganize and clear out unwanted items around their homes. If one of those areas around the house is the garage, keep these tips in mind when organizing and cleaning it.Ensure there are clear walking surfaces when

  • 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,

  • Watch for warning signs during tornado season

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- It’s that time of year again. As warmer weather slowly approaches, it’s important to brush up on your severe weather and tornado knowledge.Tornadoes are classified using the Enhanced Fujita scale from EF0 to EF5. An EF0 can produce light damage with winds of

  • 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