Team Fairchild celebrates Summer Youth Fair

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  • By Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department partnered with the Youth Center on base to host a Summer Youth Fair July 25 at Miller Park to better educate Fairchild’s youth about Team Fairchild’s first responders.

Members from Fairchild’s 92nd CES Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, 92nd Security Forces Squadron and 92nd Medical Group also participated in the fair, providing interactive games and educational activities for participants.

“The goal is to educate all of the children about safety and to also let them have fun learning what first responders do,” said Staff Sgt. Logan Crytzer, 92nd CES fire inspector. “We were able to provide a hands-on experience with some of our tools and teach some safety tips that could possibly save their lives one day.”

Morning activities started with four stations of interactive educational games including an inflatable bounce-house, a hands-on experience with tools and devices used by first responders, a make-shift house with paper targets to be shot with the water from fire engines and members from the 92nd MDG demonstrating basic first-aid techniques.

Demonstrations from the 92nd SFS and 92nd CES EOD team would later follow during the afternoon portion of the fair.

“The goal is for the kids to become aware of fire safety and what to do in those types of situations and have fun learning about it,” said Mallory Gross, Youth Center school age coordinator.

Approximately 100 children from across Fairchild participated in the fair.

“Usually the event is open exclusively to the Youth Center, but this year we made sure to send an open invite to everyone throughout the wing to invite their children to participate,” Crytzer said.

Being able to connect with youth on base is just one of the many ways Team Fairchild’s first responders maintain a safe environment for Airmen and their families, and continue to care for Airmen and their families.

“Having events like these are important because it offers a chance for the children to learn how to be safe and also feel safe with the first responders on base.” Gross said. “It’s great having these Airmen out here to interact with the children and let them know they are safe here.”