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  • With school starting, make this year a safe experience for all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Across the Miami Valley, area schools are beginning a new academic year. It is imperative that vehicle operators pay undivided attention to their surroundings.Students waking to and from school or the bus stop may not have pedestrian safety foremost in their

  • Be smart, seen and safe while running

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The dense morning fog routinely generated here in the Miami Valley can present real challenges for those hitting the streets early to get a jog in before work.For early morning or any periods of reduced visibility, here are a few safety tips for you to keep

  • Keep sun safety in mind to prevent skin cancer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Whether you spend time outdoors hiking, swimming or just relaxing in the backyard, limiting exposure to the sun’s harmful rays must be a priority.According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in

  • Aggressive driving: How to prevent, respond to it

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- We have all dealt with aggressive drivers from time to time, and sometimes, we’re the guilty party.To avoid engaging in aggressive driving behavior, plan ahead and allow yourself extra time.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you

  • Beat the heat with Red Cross safety tips

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Summer is wonderful time of year in the Miami Valley. Many of us will participate in outdoor activities we have looked forward to enjoying for some time.Unfortunately, summer in this area can expose us to heat-associated risks as the mercury rises. According

  • This Fourth of July, be cautious around fireworks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Fireworks are nothing less than recreational explosive devices. As such, they represent a potentially hazardous exposure to anyone in proximity and should be treated with the utmost caution at all times.To help you celebrate safely this July Fourth weekend,

  • Take proper precautions to get the most out of summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- Summer represents the time of year when our most valuable asset — Air Force personnel — are statistically at greatest risk of experiencing a significant mishap.The following information covers safety measures and guidelines for a broad range of summertime

  • Seek appropriate shelter during threat of lightning

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- Summer is peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena: lightning. In the United States, lightning kills more than 40 people a year.While no place is absolutely safe from lightning, some are much safer than others. The safest location during

  • Keep your eyes open this summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As the weather heats up, more and more people will be getting back on their motorcycles and hitting the open road.If you are one of these riders, here are some seasonal and local hazards you should be aware of. A good sense of situational awareness will go a

  • Keep grilling safety in mind this holiday weekend

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food.lose to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries.Follow these simple tips and you’ll be on the way to safe grilling this Memorial