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Kunsan stays on the offensive with fire prevention week

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Joshua Arends
  • 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department held several events to promote fire safety and raise awareness about Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 14 – Oct. 18.

Fire Prevention Week occurs annually during the month of October and focuses on educating adults and children on fire hazards, what to do during a fire emergency and how they can prevent fires. This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Col. Lawrence Sullivan, 8th Fighter Wing vice commander, kicked off the week by signing the Fire Prevention Week proclamation, followed by a fire station tour and mini-muster for local children from the Gunsan Mun Hwa Elementary School. The week also included multiple fire drills across the base and a fire muster competition.  

For more information on Fire Prevention week and fire safety, visit  NFPA.org.