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2019 Fire Prevention Week

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

The 49th Civil Engineer Squadron hosts a Fire Prevention Week parade, Oct. 10, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Firefighters passed candy out to youth and families along the parade route. FPW is held annually with multiple events to encourage the use of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

The 49th Civil Engineer Squadron hosts a Fire Prevention Week parade, Oct. 10, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Firefighters passed candy out to youth and families along the parade route. FPW is held annually with multiple events to encourage the use of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

The 49th Civil Engineer Squadron hosts a Fire Prevention Week parade, Oct. 10, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Firefighters passed candy out to youth and families along the parade route. FPW is held annually with multiple events to encourage the use of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Holloman participates in 2019 Fire Prevention Week

The 49th Wing’s firefighters visited the Child Development Center to show the youth the importance of fire safety, Oct. 9, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base. Fire prevention week is held annually with multiple events to encourage the use of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Holloman participates in 2019 Fire Prevention Week

Lt. Col. Kevin Brown, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, participates in the 49th CES' annual Fire Muster Competition as part of Fire Prevention Week, October 11, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Fire Prevention Week is held annually to educate the community about fire safety and the duties of fire fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Holloman participates in 2019 Fire Prevention Week

Airman 1st Class Joseph Vargas, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, shows students the driver's seat of a firetruck, Oct. 11, 2019 on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The 49th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters spread fire safety awareness every year on the week of October 9th for National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quion Lowe)

Holloman participates in 2019 Fire Prevention Week

Senior Airman Zachary Kirkish, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, shows students a fire truck, Oct. 11, 2019 on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The 49th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters spread fire safety awareness every year on the week of October 9th for National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quion Lowe)

Holloman participates in 2019 Fire Prevention Week

Senior Airman Jose Chavez-Reyes, 49th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, participates in the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron's annual Fire Muster Competition as part of Fire Prevention Week, October 11, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Fire Prevention Week is held annually to educate the community about fire safety and the duties of fire fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Holloman participates in 2019 Fire Prevention Week

The 49th Wing’s firefighters visited the Child Development Center to show the youth the importance of fire safety, Oct. 9, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base. Fire prevention week is held annually with multiple events to encourage the use of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Holloman participates in 2019 Fire Prevention Week
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The 49th Wing’s firefighters visited the Child Development Center to show the youth the importance of fire safety, Oct. 9, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base. Fire prevention week is held annually with multiple events to encourage the use of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

The 49th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in the annual Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Every year, during the week of October 9th, Fire Prevention Week is observed throughout the United States and Canada.  

49th CES firefighters visited schools, hosted competitions and provided educational materials to raise fire safety awareness.

“Our goal is to ensure our base populace knows how to prevent a fire in their home,” said Richard Garrison, 49th CES assistant fire inspector. “Fire prevention is not just this week, it is all year. We’re trying to get people in that mindset.”

The 49th CES also conducted fire drills at the elementary school and Child Development Center on base, and will close this weeks’ festivities with a parade at 10 a.m., Oct 12, on base.

Since this is the latest of many fire prevention weeks here, the firefighters have been able to see the results of their efforts every year.

“(Fire Prevention Week) has been very effective, especially for the younger kids at school,” said Garrison. “They like to see Sparky, so we use him to get messages across. Before giving the students fire safety information at our tours, we asked a few questions and they all seemed pretty knowledgeable on the subject already.”