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Fire Prevention Week kicks off

(From the left) Staff Sgt. Tyler Ford, 366th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter; Col. Jefferson O’Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander; Sparky the Dog; and Staff Sgt. Francis Abac, 366th CES firefighter, gather to proclaim Fire Prevention Week at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 7, 2016. National Fire Prevention Week was created in 1925 by president Calvin Coolidge to help prevent fire deaths and memorialize the Chicago Fire of 1871 which killed more than 250 people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)

(From the left) Staff Sgt. Tyler Ford, 366th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter; Col. Jefferson O’Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander; Sparky the Dog; and Staff Sgt. Francis Abac, 366th CES firefighter, gather to proclaim Fire Prevention Week at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 7, 2016. National Fire Prevention Week was created in 1925 by president Calvin Coolidge to help prevent fire deaths and memorialize the Chicago Fire of 1871 which killed more than 250 people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Colonel Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, signed a proclamation today declaring Oct. 9-15 as Fire Prevention Week at Mountain Home AFB.

The Mountain Home AFB Fire Department will be visiting the Base Exchange, Child Development Center, Youth Center and Stephensen Elementary School throughout the week. Additionally, there will be an open house at Fire Station 1 from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 12.

This year's fire prevention focus is checking the date on smoke alarms. Smoke alarms must be replaced every 10 years to be effective. Smoke alarm companies place the manufacturing date on the back of the alarm so users know when to replace them.

Full schedule:

Tuesday - Oct. 11
9 - 9:30 a.m. | Stephensen Elementary School with Sparky, Firefighter
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Base Exchange with Fire Truck, Sparky, Handouts, Extinguisher Trainer, Bouncy house
1:30 - 2 p.m. | Stephensen Elementary School with Sparky, Firefighter

Wednesday - Oct. 12
5 - 8 p.m. | Open House at Fire Station 1, bouncy castle, Sparky, etc.

Thursday - Oct. 13
9:30 - 10 a.m. | CDC Annex with Sparky, firefighter
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Base Exchange with Fire Truck, Sparky, Handouts, Extinguisher Trainer, Bouncy house
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Youth Center with Sparky, fire truck, firefighter

Friday - Oct. 14
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Base Exchange with Fire Truck, Sparky, Handouts, Extinguisher Trainer, Bouncy house
3 - 5 p.m. | Front Gate with fire trucks, Sparky, handouts

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