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Sigonella Standard

January 2014

NAS Sigonella

Health and Safety Course Schedule January 25 Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/First Aid/AED 0900-1630 January 25 Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby 0900-1630 February 22 Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/First Aid/AED 0900-1630

Don’t let your house end up looking like Mt. Etna! Stay safe with these Holiday Fire Safety Tips • Place Christmas trees, candles, and other holiday decorations at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, heat vents, and candles. • Make sure that light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition. Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords. • Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving home or going to bed. • Use only sturdy tree stands designed not to tip over. Keep curious pets and children away from Christmas trees. • Keep anything that can catch on fire—pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels—away from your stove top.

Congratulations to our November Volunteer of the Month! Edith Romero-Cabral joined the Red Cross volunteer leadership team in September 2013 as the new Health and Safety Chair. Sense joining the team, Edith has been able to help double the number of health and safety instructors as well as increase class attendance by a significant margin. She also took the training to become an instructor and within two days of receiving her certification taught a class with seven participants. Edith has become an integral part of the Red Cross team in Sigonella and she continuously goes above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you, Edith, for all that you do!

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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 Armed Forces Bowl Tailgate Party December 30 (1500-2300, time can vary based on length of game, shifts can be scheduled in 3 or 4 hour blocks) ***Help set-up and cook for the tailgate or help run the Pass Punt Kick Competition

Rotator Welcome Counter January 15 and January 29 (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 January 31 (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

Calling all football fanatics!!!

The Red Cross will be hosting the Annual Armed Forces Bowl Tailgate Party on December 30th at Take 5 on NAS 2. We’ll have the grill going and the big screens on! We’ll also be holding a Pass, Punt, Kick Competition where you’ll have the chance to win great prizes. And the best part —- It’s all completely FREE!!! Contact our office for event details or to register as an event volunteer.

Winter Wonderland

Eight of our volunteers joined eight of the local Girl Scouts to help with the Holidays for Heroes booth at the Winter Wonderland event. They all helped kids color and create cards that are being included in this year’s Holiday for Heroes program.

ARC Sigonella January 2014 Newsletter  
ARC Sigonella January 2014 Newsletter