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Schriever Sentinel

P-S GAR Announcements

WANT TO ASK THE COMMANDER A QUESTION?

There’s a number of methods available to ask your questions or voice your concerns to the Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander.

• Email: p-sgar.cc.actionline@us.af.mil

• App: “Questions?” feature on Peterson’s AF Connect or Schriever’s AF Connect apps

• Website: “Contact” tab on the Peterson AFB or Schriever AFB websites

Your submission will remain anonymous on the app or website unless you click the “Contact Me” box and include your email address.

P-S GAR SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR GARRISON RESIDENT COUNCIL 

What: P-S GAR seeks volunteers for resident council

Who: Privatized family housing residents and military members/DoD Civilians, assigned to Peterson or Schriever SFB, with an interest in supporting resident quality of life.

Deadline to respond: Monday, Sept. 20, 2021

Planned Kickoff: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Details: Interested in supporting the quality of life for Family Housing residents? Join the Garrison Resident Council! The Garrison Resident Council is seeking members for its inaugural board. Members can expect to meet as a full board at least quarterly, with monthly meetings planned for Neighborhood Representatives. 

POC:
Peterson – Kyra Mailki kyramailki@spaceforce.mil,
Schriever – Christopher Russell  christopher.russell.40@spaceforce.mil

USAFA CADET LONG-TERM SPONSORSHIP 

Long-term sponsorship is for those who are interested in being a cadet’s permanent sponsor over their four years of training and development at USAFA. For more information, contact the Cadet Sponsor Program at cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu to request the Sponsor Packet. We are processing requests in the order received. Allow 72 hours for USAFA’s Cadet Sponsor Team to reply to your email.

STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED IN EL PASO COUNTY

Who: El Paso County 

What: Implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

When: Monday, Sept. 13 until further notice

Why: Due to continued dry conditions resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions include:

• Open fire and open burning, except;

Fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, or private residences in areas cleared at least 3’ of all flammable materials.

• Fires in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, or private residences contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fire pits or appliances; liquid propane (LPG), or natural gas; cleared at least 3 feet of all flammable materials, with flames lengths not exceeding 2 feet.

• Fires for which a permit has been obtained by the local fire protection district dating after the restriction date.

• The sale or use of fireworks.

• Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren of and cleared of all flammable materials.

SAFETY 411

It only takes a moment. A child or weak swimmer can drown in the time it takes to reply to a text, check a fishing line or apply sunscreen. Death and injury from drownings happen every day in home pools and hot tubs, at the beach or in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, bathtubs, and even buckets.

Helpful safety tips:

• Ensure every member of your family learns to swim so they at least achieve skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.

• Employ layers of protection including barriers to prevent access to water, life jackets, and close supervision of children to prevent drowning.

• Know what to do in a water emergency – including how to help someone in trouble in the water safely, call for emergency help and CPR.

How Can We Improve Our Observations?

First, we need to take the proper time to do a thorough observation of objects, tools, equipment, and the work environment for a work task. Being observant is a skill, but we also need to make a conscious effort to dedicate the time to evaluate the work area around us. Walk around your work area view it from different perspectives. Focus on details that you normally skim over.

Use past experiences, lessons learned, safety shares or training to identify potential hazards. Try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes such as your unit’s safety rep or supervisor. What things in the work area would they have an issue with or want corrected? Really get picky about the details of your work environment. Be honest about what is a hazard in your work area and what it would take to fix it. The little details can contribute to the next incident or injury.

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