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Eddie Anderson, a lead maintenance technician with Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, conducts a serviceability check on a fire alarm in a Nugent Cove home aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point during a safe start to 2010 campaign for all family housing units, Jan. 11.

Photo by Pfc. Samantha H. Arrington

New Year brings new emphasis on housing safety at Cherry Point

22 Jan 2010 | Pfc. Samantha H. Arrington

Military family housing provider Atlantic Marine Corps Communities began 2010 with a safety campaign aimed at military families residing aboard Marine Corps Air Stations Cherry Point and New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Throughout January, the property management teams are conducting serviceability checks and inspecting window blinds to ensure cords are between two and six inches in length to decrease the potential for strangulation of small children and pets. 

In addition, smoke detectors, fire suppression systems of range-top hoods in kitchens and fire extinguishers will be inspected to ensure they’re fully functional.

 “The inspections last approximately 10 to 15 minutes and the home residents are not required to be present,” said John G. Quill, the quality control supervisor for AMCC.

“AMCC will correct any discrepancies found during the safety checks that are on the list for inspection,” said Quill.

All pets should be secured, he added.

“Atlantic Marine Corps Communities takes safety very seriously and we appreciate all of our residents for their patience as we conduct this check,” said Debbie Hick, AMCC director of property management. “AMCC wants to start the new year safely and we appreciate the residents support of this effort.”

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point