Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Whenever we hear of an elevator incident in our community, there is cause to reflect on safety issues in general and elevator safety in particular.
Please review the procedures below which outline the proper steps to take in the event you become entrapped in an elevator.
First (and, most importantly), try to remain calm.
Donot attempt to pry the doors open and/or exit the elevator cab. Though being entrapped on an elevator is unnerving, it is much safer to remain in the cab and wait for emergency-response personnel to respond.
All of our elevators in our buildings have a call button built into the control panel. When this button is depressed, you are placed in contact with the building's 24/7 Security Operations Office. The call button can be identified with a "TELEPHONE" symbol in the Main Interior Building and labeled "HELP" in the South Interior. To see an example, click here. Donot use the red telephones which are located in the passenger elevators; these are only for use by firemen during an emergency and are not manned except by the Fire Department.
In the rare event the call button does not work, press the alarm button located on the elevator control panel indicated by a "BELL" symbol. To see an example, click here. An audible alarm will ring until the button is released
When you call from these elevators, you will be asked to provide the name of the building (i.e., Main or South Interior Building), and the elevator cab number (which is posted inside the elevator cab). If possible, please provide the approximate location of the elevator cab (e.g., between the 4th and 5th floors).
When you have reported the problem to the proper authority, discontinue any unnecessary use of the call button. It may be necessary for emergency-response personnel to call you to give you specific instructions.
Our elevator operation and safety record for the Interior Complex is excellent. We maintain a rigorous maintenance program, with periodic testing and inspections are performed by licensed elevator inspectors from the GSA. Our elevator contractor is on duty from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on government workdays. Should an emergency occur before or after those hours, our elevator contractor is required to respond and be on-site within one hour of notification.
You may contact us through the administrative contact for your bureau or office, the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services service desk on (202) 208-2222, or one of the individuals below: