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Fire Prevention Week: Plan and practice your escape

Service members pull a firetruck to begin the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members pull a firetruck to begin the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, signs the Fire Prevention 30th Space Wing Commanders Proclamation Oct. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The proclamation is signed annually as a start to Fire Prevention Week and the first presidential proclamation for this week was made in 1925. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, signs the Fire Prevention 30th Space Wing Commanders Proclamation Oct. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The proclamation is signed annually as a start to Fire Prevention Week and the first presidential proclamation for this week was made in 1925. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Service members pull a firetruck during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Fire Prevention Week is observed annually during the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871. Each year, firefighters from the installation provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members pull a firetruck during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Fire Prevention Week is observed annually during the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871. Each year, firefighters from the installation provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Senior Master Sgt. Curtis Brooks, 4th Space Launch Squadron superintendent, throws water in attempt to put out a house fire during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. More than 100 members from Vandenberg AFB gathered to participate and support this year’s Fire Prevention Week. Out of the 15 teams, a five-member group from 30th Civil Engineer Squadron won the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Senior Master Sgt. Curtis Brooks, 4th Space Launch Squadron superintendent, throws water in attempt to put out a house fire during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. More than 100 members from Vandenberg AFB gathered to participate and support this year’s Fire Prevention Week. Out of the 15 teams, a five-member group from 30th Civil Engineer Squadron won the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Master Sgt. David Carr, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron builder assessment team NCO in charge, attempts to drag a firetruck 20 yards during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the event, five-member teams competed in various events such as a firetruck pull, bucket brigade and an obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Master Sgt. David Carr, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron builder assessment team NCO in charge, attempts to drag a firetruck 20 yards during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the event, five-member teams competed in various events such as a firetruck pull, bucket brigade and an obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members participate in the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the event, five-member teams competed in events such as a firetruck pull, bucket brigade and an obstacle course to be the champion of the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members participate in the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the event, five-member teams competed in events such as a firetruck pull, bucket brigade and an obstacle course to be the champion of the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members pull a dummy during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Fire Prevention Week was originally created in response to the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, as a way to inform the public about the importance of fire prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members pull a dummy during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Fire Prevention Week was originally created in response to the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, as a way to inform the public about the importance of fire prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members run during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the event, five-member teams competed in the timed events to be the champion of the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Service members run during the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the event, five-member teams competed in the timed events to be the champion of the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Sparky the fire dog greets children during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Sparky, the mascot of the National Fire Protection Association, was created March 18, 1951, to convey important fire safety messages to children and adults. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Sparky the fire dog greets children during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Sparky, the mascot of the National Fire Protection Association, was created March 18, 1951, to convey important fire safety messages to children and adults. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE, Calif. -- Service members pull a firetruck to begin the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)