Southwest Gas Corporation is experiencing gas shortages due to the extreme cold weather. In order to assist them and avoid the possibility of a complete gas shut down to Southeastern Arizona communities, to include Fort Huachuca, DPW will immediately turn down selected boiler systems. Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools and child development centers will be closed tomorrow,

Friday, 4 February 2011. The School Age Services Center will provide child care for registered children of emergency essential personnel only. Additionally, all tenants are asked to lower their thermostats to the lowest possible setting but not lower than 50 degrees.

Only emergency essential personnel should report for work on Fort Huachuca tomorrow, Friday 4 February 2011. Unit Commanders will provide guidance for all service members.

Updated information will be available via the Fort Huachuca information line at 538-INFO (4636) or the Fort Huachuca Facebook page at www.facebook/u.s.armyforthuachuca and the Commanders Access Channel (Channel 97) on Cox Cable. The Installation Operations Center will be operational
throughout the course of this situation and can be reached at 533-2291 for nonessential emergencies.

The Fort Huachuca Fire Department offers the following safety reminders for alternative heating methods over the next several days.

. Keep all combustible materials at least 3 feet from space heaters.

. Do not leave space heaters unattended while in use.

. Do not use ovens or stoves to heat your house.

. Do not use wood in fireplaces designed to use gas.

. Before using your fireplace, make sure the flue is open and keep
materials away.

. Camping heaters are not designed to heat homes and may cause a carbon
monoxide hazard.

Page last updated Fri July 22nd, 2011 at 12:16