Post Tagged with: "safety"


Barbecue grill safety, outdoor cooking precautions

by U.S. Army Installation Management Command

According to the Barbecue Industry Association, 66 million Americans cook outdoors regularly, and a number of them are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to charcoal, propane and wood-burning grills. Outdoor cooking injuries can be avoided by observing the following safety precautions.

August 13, 2015 ×


Holiday toy safety

by Capt. Tamara Brown
86th Medical Group pediatric clinic

The holiday season brings with it the joy of toy shopping for our children, family members and friends. It is also a great time to educate ourselves on the importance of purchasing safe toys for our loved ones.

December 12, 2013 ×


Don’t get burned, think safety

Courtesy of KMC Fire Emergency Services

The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of the year, however during this season, fires and injuries associated with holiday decorating are much more prevalent. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur they are more likely to be serious.

December 12, 2013 ×


Making it home: Safety key from road, house

Courtesy of 86th Airlift Wing Safety Office

Going home at the end of the day is a welcomed experience for most people after a busy day, but without the right precautions, driving can be hazardous during the winter months. Vehicle accidents increase at an alarming rate during colder weather because many drivers fail to compensate for the increased driving hazards created by sleet, ice and snow.

December 5, 2013 ×


Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, discusses safety concerns with Airmen, Nov. 25 on Ramstein. Airmen of the 86th AW participated in a wing stand down day where concerns about safety, on and off duty, were addressed.

Ramstein Airmen stand up for safety

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Safety was the topic of discussion for the 86th Airlift Wing Nov. 25 as organizations took a pause from normal operations to put safety into the forefront of their minds.

December 5, 2013 ×


To check your tires’ tread depth, stick a euro coin into the tread. If the golden edge remains visible, your tire is worn down and it’s time to purchase a new tire.

Is your car ready for winter?

Story and photo by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

The snow has already started to fall in the KMC, and Dr. Bettina Hierath from the German Automobile Club (ADAC) said motorists should already have their winter tires mounted on their vehicles, and the consequences of not having them on in an accident can be severe.

November 28, 2013 ×


Courtesy photoBefore enjoying your holiday bird, there are a few steps that should be taken: the turkey should be properly defrosted, proper safety steps should be taken while cooking and the bird should be thoroughly cooked before serving.

Say ‘thanks’ safely this Thanksgiving

by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Burnett
786th Force Support Squadron

Thanksgiving is a time to say “thank you,” not “sorry,” “oops” or “ouch,” so this Thanksgiving, keep safety in mind and be thankful for the time with friends and family.

November 21, 2013 ×


Enjoy Halloween night in KMC

Courtesy of 86th Security Forces Police

Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out and enjoy Halloween throughout the Ramstein, Vogelweh and Landstuhl family housing areas Oct. 31.

October 17, 2013 ×


Season brings safety to forefront

by Col. Leslie Smith
86th Airlift Wing vice commander

Now that the warm days of summer are quickly becoming a distant memory, the coolness of October reminds us it is time to start planning for a safe winter. As crazy as the weather can be here, it’s never too soon to make sure you’re ready.

October 10, 2013 ×


Courtesy photo

Riding in the danger zone

by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There is nothing more liberating for a motorcycle rider than the feeling of being completely unrestrained and out in the open as you cruise the open road on your bike. The feeling we don’t often get is, though free, we are completely exposed to danger around every corner and the danger we create for ourselves.
That feeling of danger was made apparent to me very abruptly the first time I wrecked.

September 12, 2013 ×
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