By Ms. Jennifer M Caprioli (IMCOM)October 19, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Depot employees and youth participated in Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 4-10.
Firefighters educated children from the Child Development Center on fire safety and how to escape from a burning building. They also visited the Military Family Housing area.
Annual training on the proper use of a fire extinguisher was provided by members of the fire department from Oct. 5 - 9, by request.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.