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April 22, 2022

How to properly prepare for a hurricane

Hurricanes are a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. These storms can cause catastrophic damage to communities and property, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

April 11, 2022

Awareness and tips for emergency calls emphasized during National 9-1-1 Education Month

National 9-1-1 Education Month is observed annually in the month of April at the Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The 9-1-1 system serves as the vital link between the public and emergency responders. It is intended as a nationwide telephone number and gives the public fast and easy access to a public safety answering point.

April 6, 2022

April is Security Awareness Month: If you see something, say something!

We all have our daily routines. We go to work, stop by the store, maybe pick up our kids from school and travel home. We usually do not alter our routines unless something unusual occurs. It is the unusual events or unique observations that Defense Logistics Agency, Installation Management Richmond’s Security and Emergency Services wants to hear about! To assist you with reporting these unusual occurrences, DLA has developed a program called DLA iWatch.

March 14, 2022

Annual tornado drill held on Defense Supply Center Richmond

Every year, Virginia’s tornado season peaks during the spring and summer seasons. It’s a time when the commonwealth is susceptible to severe thunderstorms which can produce short-lived, but very destructive tornados.

March 9, 2022

Spring forward safely by changing your clocks, batteries during daylight saving time

Fire and Emergency Services personnel with Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond are encouraging employees to change batteries in smoke alarms when they change their clocks for daylight saving time March 13.

March 2, 2022

DSCR testing mass warning system during Virginia annual tornado drill March 8

Virginia Severe Weather Awareness Week 2022 takes place March 7-11. On March 8, the annual tornado response drill will take place throughout many cities and counties within the commonwealth. During the drill, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, will test the mass warning notification system, Giant Voice, with a "seek shelter" message.

Dec. 13, 2021

Safety is paramount during the holidays

Holiday safety should be a priority from late November to mid-January. This is a time when families gather, parties are scheduled, and travel plans are on the rise. When it comes to the festive season, there are many safety and security concerns to take into consideration.

Nov. 9, 2021

Practice makes perfect: DLA personnel conduct emergency training exercise on DSCR

Key personnel within Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond, including representatives from Security and Emergency Services, Environmental Management, and DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office, gathered in Conference Room One of Bldg. 34 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 4 for a tabletop exercise.

Oct. 13, 2021

The Great ShakeOut: what you can do to prepare for an earthquake

Emergencies can occur in the blink of an eye, with the impact ranging from temporary disruption of activities to a loss of an installation’s ability to perform its assigned missions. Employees receive warnings of approaching weather emergencies, such as blizzards, tornados, floods, etc., in time for them to take measures to minimize loss of life or

Oct. 1, 2021

Learn the sounds of fire safety

The Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Fire Prevention Office is observing National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3 - 9.