Sparky Helps Promote Fire Prevention to Military Children

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  • By Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm
  • 97 AMW Public Affairs Office

This week is Fire Prevention Week and the Altus Air Force Base fire department is turning up the heat by spreading awareness to military members and their families. On Sept. 24, 2019, the Altus AFB fire department took a special trip to the Child Development Center and offered children the opportunity to meet first responders while learning about the importance of fire safety. The children were greeted by Sparky, the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department firedog, followed by a tour of the fire truck. Fire prevention week is held annually to promote fire safety through interactive activities and demonstrations. The 2019 theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape – Plan and Practice Your Escape!” which recognizes the everyday people who motivate their households to develop and practice a fire escape plan. These seemingly basic behaviors can have lifesaving impacts on families everywhere. Throughout the week the 97th CES will continue to demonstrate and promote the importance of fire safety.