Detroit Arsenal Safety Office Partners for Success
Chuck Hill, Denise Blakely and Mike Johnson review emergency evacuation points for a facility on the Detroit Arsenal.

DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal Safety Office partners with colleagues from the installationAca,!a,,cs major command group to provide a unique opportunity for total program management.

Housed alongside safety officials from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the teams effectively work together to accomplish the mission and avoid a duplication of services.

Aca,!A"We all work for the Army,Aca,!A? said Denise Blakely, USAG-Detroit Arsenal installation safety chief. Aca,!A"We all want to make sure the Soldiers, Families and DA Civilians are safe. We all have that common goal.Aca,!A?

The mission of the TACOM LCMC Safety Office primarily deals with troop safety; whereas the mission of the garrison involves installation safety. Together, they work to form an efficient team.

Aca,!A"Some offices are territorial,Aca,!A? states Chuck Hill, USAG-Detroit Arsenal safety specialist. Aca,!A"We all just try to help each other.Aca,!A?

The TACOM LCMC safety officials, for example, accept responsibility for managing the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid courses on the installation. They cooperate with the garrison by training the 46 garrison police officers and serving as a backup for instruction of the Child and Youth Services personnel. Additionally, although the garrison owns the Automated External Defibrillators, the TACOM LCMC helps provide maintenance for the systems.

Aca,!A"We form a public health partnership,Aca,!A? explains Mike Johnson, TACOM LCMC safety officer. Aca,!A"It just makes sense.Aca,!A?

Another reciprocal initiative involves the revision of the Department of the Army Technical Bulletin. The TACOM LCMC is responsible for the managing the document, but the garrison staff assists with reviewing and redrafting the content.

The alliance of the safety offices fosters an environment of success. The quality of service is increased, and the replication of assets is greatly reduced. This partnership is just one way that the USAG-Detroit Arsenal and the TACOM LCMC display their commitment to developing an Army community of excellence.

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