Staff Sgts. Robert Gibson and Joshua Sweetman, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, put out an aircraft structural fire during live-fire training, Sept. 9, 2022 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Eight members of the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services teamed up with the 788th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department for a live-fire training exercise, Sept. 9, 2022.

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  • Choose to celebrate safely this Independence Day

    While the Fourth of July holiday weekend can be perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends, this extended holiday weekend also has become one of the deadliest in the United States. From increases in drinking and driving to a dramatic spike in fireworks mishaps, most of the

  • 101 critical days of summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As the weather improves, outdoor and higher risk activities escalate. By countering identified risky activities through planning, preparation, and response, negative outcomes of activities can be minimized.During the summer season of 2023, the Air and Space

  • Eleven fatalities cause for concern heading into Fourth of July weekend

    The Department of the Air Force has lost 11 teammates to preventable mishaps since the kickoff of the 101 Critical Days of Summer began in late May. With the long Fourth of July weekend approaching, more members will be at increased risk.Water-related mishaps lead the way in the Air Force’s summer

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer defending the Human Weapon System

    The 101 Critical Days of Summer begins on Memorial Day weekend and continues through Labor Day weekend. During this timeframe Airmen, and Guardians tend to participate more in outdoor activities, take time to travel, barbeque with friends and explore new things over a season that has historically

  • “See Something, Do Something … Live to Be Lethal!”

    The Air Force Safety Center recently sponsored a department-wide contest to bring attention to off-duty risk management. Participants were encouraged to create both video and safety slogans of off-duty threats to the Human Weapon System. The contest ran from October 8 through November 27, and our

  • DHWS Highest-Risk Off Duty Categories

    To help Airmen and Guardians identify and lessen the risks they may encounter in their off time, the Air Force Safety Center’s department-wide campaign focus on off-duty risk management is coming to an end. The campaign reaches out to the Air and Space Forces for participation in both video and

  • Risk Management - the key to a safe and enjoyable summer

    The Department of the Air Force reminds Airmen and Guardians to apply sound risk management when enjoying outdoor and recreational activities with family and friends this summer. The summer focus period runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.