FRSA FLASH Task Force Tigershark Facebook Page October 25, 2012 Task Force TigersharkInside thisissue: TF Tigershark 9645likes · http://www.facebook.com/TFTigershark?ref=hlFlu Vaccine Fair 2Dryhill Ski Passes 2Winter Driving 3 October 26 – EFMP Halloween Party – Army Community ServiceHalloween Safety 5/Tips 6 October 26 – Haunted Hayride – Remington ParkEvent Flyers 6 October 27 - Make A Difference Day - Pine Plains Complex, Fort Drum October 27 & 28 - BOO At the ZOO - Thompson Park , WatertownSpecial points October 27 – Teen Karaoke Contest – Youth Centerof interest: October 27 – Haunted Hotel – 2BCT @ Nash Blvd. Guest House Post Wide Trick or Treating 5 - 8 PM on October 31 - Trick or Treating - 5:00PM - 8:00PM Post Wide the 31st! 2BCT Haunted Hotel - October 31 – BOSS Zombie 5K Fun Run – Remington Park Fun for all!! November 1 - Dress A Turkey Contest – McEwen Library USO Trunk or Treat November 2, 3, & 5 – Used Book Sale – McEwen Library
Page 2 FRSA FLASHMEDDAC Outlines Flu Vaccine AvailabilityGuthrie Family Medicine Clinic provides Walk-in Influenza vaccinations for Family members and retireeswho are TRICARE beneficiaries, Monday through Thursday from 0900 to noon and from 1400-1600, and onFridays from 0900 to noon.MEDDAC will host a Flu Vaccination Fair at the Post Exchange for eligible TRICAREbeneficiaries on 13 Oct. and 27 Oct. from 0900-1500.Flu Hotline at 772-5044Veterans Day event here at Sams ClubSam’s Club is making a Veterans Honor Wall with pictures of local Vets. When they bring in a picture of them-selves while serving we will make a 5x7 for them to take and one for the Wall. This runs from tomorrow thruNovember 11th.The pictures will be donated to the Vet Center on 11/13. Let me know if you can get this information out to theVets for me.Tina Gokey We are having a VeteransMembership Assistant Manager Day event here at6539 Sams Club Sams ClubWatertown NY315-786-8602Dryhill Season PassesDryhill Season Passes on Sale at Preseason Prices until Nov. 4th at our Annual Swap Shop and Ski Sale.10% Military Discount off Preseason Prices until Nov. 4th Our Season Pass includes *Free Skiing/snowboarding at McCauley Mountain on Mondays and Snowridge on Wednesdays and half price snow-tubing!! *non-holidaysSwap Shop and Ski Sale Sat. Nov. 3rd, 10am to 4pm and Sun. Nov. 4th Noon to 4pm Sell your outgrownski and snowboard equipment!! Drop off equipment Tues. 10am to 5pm and Fri. Noon to 8pm at DryhillFor more info 315-782-8584 or skidryhill.com
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 3Command Safety Office to conduct winter driving, snow thrower classesThe Fort Drum Command Safety Office, Bldg. M-10281, will conduct winter driving and snow thrower opera-tion classes for Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army civilian employees.Winter driving classes will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 24, Nov. 6 and 20, and Dec. 4 and18.Snow thrower operation classes will be offered from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 24, Nov. 6 and 20,and Dec. 4 and 18.For more information or to register, call 772-9026 / 0310. Note: Unit / organization classes are by appoint-ment only.
Page 4 FRSA FLASHFollow safety tips to make Halloween funHalloween can be a fun holiday for kids, but a worrisome one for parents. Concerns about children’s safety –whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of goodies – can darken the day morequickly than a black cat. But not to worry! To make Halloween a treat, follow these safety tips.Adults Welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and any exterior lights on. Consider alternative means to light your Halloween jack-o-lanterns; flashlights and other small battery- operated lights are much safer. Patrol your street occasionally to discourage speeding motorists, acts of malicious mischief and crimes against children. Immediately report any suspicious or criminal activity to local law enforcement officials. Do not give homemade or unwrapped treats to children.Motorists - Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whosevision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic.Costumes Make sure costumes are flame retardant so children aren’t in danger near burning jack-o-lanterns. Make sure that the costume fits properly to avoid any accidents like tripping over a long dress, dangling pieces or a cape. If they are carrying a prop such as a scythe or sword, make sure they are made out of a flexible plastic that will bend if fallen on. Most of the props available today are made of flexible plastic. Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and they can obstruct a child’s vi- sion, a dangerous thing when children are crossing streets and going up and down steps. Pre-test any makeup you plan to use by applying a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it for about 30 minutes a couple of days in advance. If a rash, redness, swelling, or any other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, it could be a sign of a possible allergy or adverse reac- tion. Try to work reflector strips into your child’s costume and use a flashlight or light stick to make them more visible at night. Wear safe, comfortable shoes. Hypothermia is now a concern. Dress in warm layers, cover your head to prevent heat loss, and drink plenty of water.Trick-or-treating tips Create a map of a safe trick-or-treating route and set a time limit for your children. Trick-or-treaters should always travel in groups so they aren’t a tempting target for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany young children.
Page 5 FRSA FLASHTrick-or-treating tips - cont. Make sure older kids trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so you will know where they are going. Tell them to stop only at familiar house where the outside lights are on. Try to get your kids to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. If it’s dark, make sure someone has a working flashlight and pick well-lighted streets. Do not accept rides from strangers. Remind kids to keep a safe distance from moving cars. Cross only at street corners – never between parked cars and never diagonally across an intersection. Look in all directions before crossing the street, and obey all traffic signals. Walk on sidewalks, not in the street, and walk – never run – across the street. Do not take shortcuts through back yards, alleys or parks. Do not eat any treats until parents have inspected them. Discard any homemade or unwrapped treats.Check all treats before eating - It’s hard for kids to hold back from eating their treats until they get home.One way to keep trick-or-treaters from digging in while they’re still out is to feed them a meal or a snack be-forehand. Check all candy in a well-lighted place when your trick-or-treater gets home. Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Don’t forget to inspect fruit for anything suspicious. Remind kids not to eat everything at once or they will be feeling pretty ghoulish for a while.Halloween can be a lot of fun for parents and kids alike – if everyone remembers the tricks and treats of playing it safe.
Page 6 FRSA FLASHChapel Fall Festival: A Halloween AlternativeDATE: Wednesday, 31 OctoberTIME: 5:00pm - 7:00pmPLACE: Bldgs 426 & 426 on the corner of OswegoAvenue and Fourth Street WestChildren may dress in non-scary costume, and will“trick or treat” in the Fellowship Hall and the religiouseducation classrooms.