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9th AF units educate during Fire Prevention Week

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Micah Butler, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pours water over a pot with hot grease during a kitchen fire demonstration at Bethel Manor Housing, Yorktown, Va., Oct. 6, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Micah Butler, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pours water over a pot with hot grease during a kitchen fire demonstration at Bethel Manor Housing, Yorktown, Virginia, Oct. 6, 2017. According to the Fire Department, the proper way to put out a grease fire is to turn off the stove and put a lid on the pot because pouring water over it will cause an adverse reaction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” stressing the importance of time and escape routes during an emergency.

Cornelius Berry, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, places a plastic fireman’s hat on a Team Shaw child during Fire Prevention Week at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 10, 2017. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” stressing the importance of time and escape routes during an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Mancill, Firefighter Combat Challenge 633rd Mission Support Group team member, celebrates after completing the challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

A participant competes in the 50-foot-hose pull obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 13, 2017. The challenge involved four-person relay teams competing for time in completing four combat-firefighting events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Watkins, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter crew chief, hands stickers to children from the Child Development Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 10, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Watkins, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter crew chief, hands stickers to children from the Child Development Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 10, 2017. This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

U.S. Air Force Airmen flip a tire during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

U.S. Airmen flip a tire during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 13, 2017. The competitors flipped the tire five times to finish their round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department visited schools in the local area to help spread awareness of fire prevention and safety skills

A High Hills Elementary School student covers his face as he crawls up the stairs of the Fire Safety House during Fire Prevention Week at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 12, 2017. The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department provided the “house,” which simulated fire hazards, during their visit to local schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

A U.S. Air Force Airman climbs a ladder during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

A U.S. Airman climbs a ladder during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 13, 2017. During the event, competitors climbed 10 steps up and down a ladder three times while in full firefighter gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

Big Bob and Sparky the Fire Dog greet members of Team Seymour as they arrive at the Oak Forest Gate, Oct. 11, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015, an estimated 365,000 home structure fires caused 2,560 deaths, 11,075 civilian injuries, and $7 billion in damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton)

Big Bob and Sparky the Fire Dog greet members of Team Seymour as they arrive at the Oak Forest Gate, Oct. 11, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015, an estimated 365,000 home structure fires caused 2,560 deaths, 11,075 civilian injuries, and $7 billion in damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton)

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Various units from around the 9th Air Force area of responsibility held several events at their respective bases to educate and raise awareness of fire safety and prevention during this year’s Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8 through 14.

The theme for 2017 centered around, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 2,000 deaths were caused by around 365,500 home fires in 2015.

For more information on Fire Prevention and Safety, visit http://www.nfpa.org/fpw