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Sigonella Standard

February 2014

NAS Sigonella

Health and Safety Course Schedule February 15 Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/First Aid/AED 0900-1630 Fee: $55 March 15 Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/First Aid/AED 0900-1630 Fee: $55 March 22 Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby 0900-1630 Fee: $25

Be prepared to act when your pet needs help! Have veterinary advice in the palm of your hand with our new Pet First Aid App. •Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday emergencies. •Prepare and protect your pet’s health with advice on administering medication, time to say goodbye, behavioral help and how to act in a disaster situation. •Early warning sign checker for preventive care. •Learn first aid steps for over 25 common pet situations through a combination of text, video and images, in addition to identifying common toxic substances. •Respond to pet emergencies with “how to” videos for the common and stressful emergency situations inclusive of size specific CPR techniques. •Customize multiple pet profiles and set veterinary appointments.

Congratulations to our December Volunteers of the Month! Rose Williams has been a dedicated ARC volunteer for some time now. Recently she helped with the Winter Wonderland/Holiday for Heroes program and the Armed Forces Bowl event. She’s also been a regular volunteer for the Rotator Welcome Counter. She’s always ready to help and we’re glad to have her on our team. Briana Schneider has been a huge asset over the last few months for us. In December she helped at the Winter Wonderland/Holiday for Heroes event and she helped with the NASSIG Holiday Party set-up. She’s also been putting in office hours and helping organize and inventory all of our supplies.

To stay up to date on everything Red Cross be sure to “like” our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ARCSigonella


Now Recruiting: Hospital Volunteers Would you like to become an American Red Cross Hospital Volunteer?

Have you been looking for a way to be more involved in the Sigonella Community? Do you have experience working in a Hospital? If you answered yes to either of those questions then we have the perfect opportunity for you! The American Red Cross is now recruiting volunteers for Naval Hospital Sigonella. The available opportunities include computer support, office filing, records clerk, phone operator, front desk assistant, and nurses. If you would like more information on becoming a hospital volunteer, stop by our office on NAS 1 or give us a call a DSN 624-4900.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Events

Heart Healthy Pasta Dinner & a Movie February 21 (1700-2000)

***Help with serving a pasta dinner and showing a movie on NAS 1 (more details to come soon)

Heart Healthy New Millennium Race February 22 (0700-1200)

***Help with set-up, registration, flaggers, water stations, and post-race event snacks

Rotator Welcome Counter February 12 and February 26 (1200-1600, time can vary based on delays and includes time to prepare supplies)

***Hand out water, snacks, and supplies to Rotator passengers making Sigonella their new home

RELO Fair February 18 and February 28 (1230-1530, includes set-up and clean-up time) ***Help welcome new Sigonellans during INDOC and share information about Red Cross Services and how they can get involved

Are you ready to get Heart Healthy?!? Are you ready to get Heart Healthy?!? Join us on Saturday, February 22nd for the MWR Heart Healthy New Millennium Race (part of the Rock of Ages series). We will be out there at 0730 for a group stretch lead by some of Sigonella's CFLs. The race starts at 0800 and will be a 6 mile course (or 12 miles for those true running enthusiasts). After the race we'll have fruit smoothies, bagels, and fresh fruit available for donations. We will also be hosting a pasta dinner the night before the race! Along with dinner we’ll be showing a free movie to keep you entertained! Make sure to check us out on Facebook for the most up to date details on the event!


Armed Forces Bowl Over 80 community members joined us at Take 5 for the Annual Armed Forces Bowl Tailgate Party and Punt Pass Kick Competition. Guests enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, coleslaw, and some sweets while the Navy took on Middle Tennessee State University. Before kick-off, 13 people competed in the Pass Punt Kick Competition Prelims. At half-time the top two from each age group competed in the finals with the opportunity to win a Sigonella gift basket.


ARC Sigonella February 2014 Newsletter