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‘Don’t Wait, Check the Date;’ Fairchild participates in Fire Prevention Week

Members of Team Fairchild practice aiming a fire hose during the Fire Prevention Week Carnival Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. This year’s slogan was “Don’t wait, check the date,” reminding people that smoke detectors need to be changed every 10 years. The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to spread fire prevention awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Members of Team Fairchild practice aiming a fire hose during the Fire Prevention Week Carnival Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. This year’s slogan was “Don’t wait, check the date,” reminding people that smoke detectors need to be changed every 10 years. The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to spread fire prevention awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Firefighters from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron hand out goodie bags to Team Fairchild families as part of the Fire Prevention Week Carnival Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Fire Prevention Week was started in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The fire killed 250 people, left 100,000 homeless and burned more than 2,000 acres. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the Great Chicago fire drastically changed the way the public and firefighters think about fire prevention. The International Fire Marshals Association decided the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should be used to spread fire safety awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Firefighters from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron hand out goodie bags to Team Fairchild families as part of the Fire Prevention Week Carnival Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Fire Prevention Week was started in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The fire killed 250 people, left 100,000 homeless and burned more than 2,000 acres. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the Great Chicago fire drastically changed the way the public and firefighters think about fire prevention. The International Fire Marshals Association decided the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should be used to spread fire safety awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

A 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter holds live, fire extinguisher training as part of the Fire Prevention Week Carnival Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. The 92nd CES Fire Department staff used the event to teach children fire safety habits, from crawling through a simulated fire to getting hands-on training using a fire extinguisher and hose. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

A 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter holds live, fire extinguisher training as part of the Fire Prevention Week Carnival Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. The 92nd CES Fire Department staff used the event to teach children fire safety habits, from crawling through a simulated fire to getting hands-on training using a fire extinguisher and hose. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Students from Michael Anderson Elementary School crawl through a simulated burning house Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department held a fire safety prevention week to teach Fairchild families the importance of fire safety. According to Fairchild’s firefighters, putting children through the motions of an emergency in a controlled setting can increase their awareness about what to do during an actual emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Students from Michael Anderson Elementary School crawl through a simulated burning house Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department held a fire safety prevention week to teach Fairchild families the importance of fire safety. According to Fairchild’s firefighters, putting children through the motions of an emergency in a controlled setting can increase their awareness about what to do during an actual emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Bryant Benitez, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, talks to students form Michael Anderson Elementary School Oct. 11, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Fire Prevention Week is a nationally recognized event the second week of October. Fairchild fire fighters hosted several events for the base including talks with students at Michael Anderson and a fire prevention carnival. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Bryant Benitez, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, talks to students form Michael Anderson Elementary School Oct. 11, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Fire Prevention Week is a nationally recognized event the second week of October. Fairchild fire fighters hosted several events for the base including talks with students at Michael Anderson and a fire prevention carnival. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Members of Team Fairchild practice aiming a fire hose during the Fire Prevention Week Carnival Oct. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. This year’s slogan was “Don’t wait, check the date,” reminding people that smoke detectors need to be changed every 10 years. The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to spread fire prevention awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)