A night of terror at Ghoulfellow Haunted Event

A volunteer dressed as a zombie scares a child as they leave the haunted house of Ghoulfellow at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. One part of the event was the haunted house set up in the fire training tower and showcased jump scares, smoke machines and dark walk ways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

A volunteer dressed as a zombie scares a child as they leave the haunted house of Ghoulfellow at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. One part of the event was the haunted house set up in the fire training tower and showcased jump scares, smoke machines and dark walk ways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Volunteers dressed as zombies roam outside the entrance of the fire training tower as part of the haunted house at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. Ghoulfellow was a Halloween event that took place throughout Goodfellow and activity that was the haunted house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Volunteers dressed as zombies roam outside the entrance of the fire training tower as part of the haunted house at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. Ghoulfellow was a Halloween event that took place throughout Goodfellow and activity that was the haunted house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Guests wait in line to enter the haunted house at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. The haunted house was just one activity of Ghoulfellow and was located at the fire training tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Guests wait in line to enter the haunted house at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. The haunted house was just one activity of Ghoulfellow and was located at the fire training tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

A participant in the haunted house during Ghoulfellow draws individuals into the fire training tower in reference to the movie IT at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. Guests were lead through a group of zombies towards the red balloon to begin their tour though the haunted house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

A participant in the haunted house during Ghoulfellow draws individuals into the fire training tower in reference to the movie IT at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. Guests were lead through a group of zombies towards the red balloon to begin their tour though the haunted house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Volunteers stand by and receive a brief about their roles for the haunted house event during Ghoulfellow at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. The fire training tower was a prop for the haunted house and was just one of the activities that took place during Ghoulfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Volunteers stand by and receive a brief about their roles for the haunted house event during Ghoulfellow at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. The fire training tower was a prop for the haunted house and was just one of the activities that took place during Ghoulfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 312th fire academy hosted a haunted house at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy as part of the Ghoulfellow Haunted Event at Goodfellow Air Force Base Oct. 28.

The event consisted of programs for children, youth and the whole family. Besides the haunted house there was Trunk-or-Treat, a hay ride, zombie run, Glow Bowl at Thedes Bowling Center, and Monster Mash party at the Event Center.

The fire academy used the fire training tower as prop for their haunted house. Attendees were broken down into groups and led through the building by trainees. Along with being guides the trainees helped with the construction and tearing down of the haunted house.

Airman 1st Class Sergio Cirilo, 312th Training Squadron trainee, was one of those volunteers.

“I helped construct some of the haunted house and I am escorting people through as well,” said Cirilo. “I have always liked doing community work or coming out and doing stuff with people. It’s good to get more people interested in what we do since they are out here on our training pad. Also seeing people come out and get scared is a big part of it.”

Along with the trainees there was also help from permeant party members.

“We were able to get trainees from the 312th, 315th and 316th to come out and give a hand,” said Staff Sgt. Alexander Spears, 312th Training Squadron instructor.  “We had Mrs. Cecilia Diaz come out to paint, along with some instructors from the 312th came out like Staff Sgt. James Mullenix and everyone were a big help. This all took about two days to finish.”

While the haunted house may have been too scary for some children, the rest of the evening was oriented toward all ages.

Youth Programs hosted the children’s fair in front of the base theater and there was also a family/child and pet costume contest that took place.

Events like these take several organizations to pull off, this event had the support and involvement of the Wolf Pack booster club, Event Center staff, Mathis Fitness Center staff, Top 5, Rec Camp staff and the 17th Force Support Squadron.