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97 CES Concludes Fire Prevention Week with Parade

Military children watch the a fire deparptment parade through base housing.

Military children and their families watch the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron parade through base housing on the last day of Fire Prevention Week, Sept. 28, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Fire Prevention Week is held annually to promote fire safety through interactive activities and demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Military children watch the a fire deparptment parade through base housing.

A U.S. Air Force Airman and his child watch the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron parade through base housing as part of Fire Prevention Week, Sept. 28, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Military children watch the a fire deparptment parade through base housing.

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, left, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kay III, 97th AMW command chief, pose for a photo with Sparky, the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron firedog, at the start of the Fire Prevention week parade, Sept. 28, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Sept. 23 – 29 was Fire Prevention Week and the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron ended its festivities with a parade through base housing and an open house at the Fire Station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Military children watch the a fire deparptment parade through base housing.

A military child waves at firefighters from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron during the Fire Prevention Week Parade, Sept. 28, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Throughout this week, the 97th CES hosted many events that supported and educated the 97th Air Mobility Wing about the importance of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Military children watch the a fire deparptment parade through base housing.

A firefighter from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron and his family drive through base housing during the Fire Prevention Week parade on Sept. 28, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. To promote fire prevention awareness, the 97th CES held events that educated Airmen and their families about fire prevention and safety. The parade and Fire Station open house were the final events of the week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Military children watch the a fire deparptment parade through base housing.

A military child receives a hat from a firefighter assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron during the parade through base housing on the last day of Fire Prevention Week, Sept. 28, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Events like these inspire Airmen and their families to participate in and learn about the importance of fire prevention, keeping Mobility’s Hometown safe and prepared. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

For Fire Prevention Week this year, the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron ended its festivities with a parade through base housing and an open house at the Fire Station, Sept. 28, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. 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. Throughout the week, the 97th CES hosted many events that supported and educated the 97th Air Mobility Wing about the importance of fire safety. Some of these events included a bowling tournament, visit to the CDC, live fire demonstrations, friendly squadron competitions and a fire muster. The week’s festivities concluded with the Fire Department parading through base housing in their trucks, later opening the Fire Station up to everyone for an open house. All of these events educate Airmen and their families about the importance of fire prevention, keeping Mobility’s Hometown safe and prepared.