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Lightning strikes behind B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 8, 2017. . During lightning storms, personnel are reminded to stay sheltered in buildings, underground shelters or automobiles. Be safe before, during and after a thunderstorm
Summer has arrived and with it comes the threat of severe storms. Each year, the United States averages around 10,000 thunderstorms and each thunderstorm typically produces heavy rain for 30 minutes to an hour. ... All thunderstorms are dangerous because every thunderstorm produces lightening. Each year in the United States, approximately 300 people are struck by lightning. Of those struck, about 30 people are killed and others suffer lifelong disabilities.
0 6/18
2018
The chart indicates some different outside temperatures and the timeframe in which it can drastically climb. Heat Stress Safety
With summer knocking at the door and high temperatures already visiting Joint Base Charleston, it is imperative to recognize the potential life-threatening factors associated with heat exhaustion, especially in relation to small children and family pets. The greatest risk for heat stroke/exhaustion for small children and pets results from being left unattended in a hot vehicle. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year in the United States. Peak occurrences happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
0 6/07
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force directs one-day operational safety review
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018.
0 5/08
2018
Staff Sgt. Manoj Williams, a 375th Civil Engineering Squadron electrical systems craftsman, greases framework knife blades and tightens loose conductor connections April 9, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The base required a scheduled power outage to repair critical high-voltage electrical components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Daniel Garcia)                                                                    AF Installation Cyberattack Plans put to the test during national grid exercise
Recently, 32 Air Force installations and representatives from Headquarters Air Force took part in the two-day national Grid Security Exercise IV, or GridEx IV, to simulate a coordinated response to cyber and physical security threats to North America's electricity grid and other critical infrastructure.
0 12/04
2017
The Check3 GPS campaign was created to bring awareness to summertime activities. Individuals should always make sure they have the right gear, plan and skills to stay safe, no matter the season. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Safety -- Make it a habit for life
Summertime can be an enjoyable time to relax and recharge with family and friends. These enjoyable summertime activities do not come without hazards. Too often, what was thought to be risk-free fun turns into a not so enjoyable injury or accident. In fact, in recent years, exciting and fun activities like swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking and canoeing have needlessly claimed Airmen’s lives.
0 6/28
2016
The Air Force is encouraging Airmen and their families to focus on emergency planning in September as part of National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.” (Courtesy graphic) AF emergency managers emphasize planning during National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading the charge for servicewide participation. With a theme of "Don't wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today," this year's focus is on emergency planning, to include development of evacuation plans and family communication plans in the event of separation.
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2015
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