Annual fire muster challenges Goodfellow

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ezra Kiihn, 17th Communications Squadron cyber transport systems NCO in charge, crawls out of a confined space trainer during the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016. The confined space trainer simmulates claustrophobic conditions to expose participants to challenges firefighters face regularly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ezra Kiihn, 17th Communications Squadron cyber transport systems NCO in charge, crawls out of a confined space trainer during the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016. The confined space trainer simmulates claustrophobic conditions to expose participants to challenges firefighters face regularly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Team JA stands for a photo after winning the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016. Team JA won with a time of 7 minutes and 47 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Team JA stands for a photo after winning the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016. Team JA won with a time of 7 minutes and 47 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Joe Mendez, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron combat equipment fighting order, watches U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Laurel Richards, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson, 17th TRW/PA photojournalist and 2nd Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, 17th TRW/PA officer, use a fire hose during the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016. Participants had to carry a charged, three-inch fire hose and shoot targets to complete the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Joe Mendez, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron combat equipment fighting order, watches U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Laurel Richards, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson, 17th TRW/PA photojournalist and 2nd Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, 17th TRW/PA officer, use a fire hose during the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016. Participants had to carry a charged, three-inch fire hose and shoot targets to complete the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Team JA carries a dummy in a litter during the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016.  Participants carried the 200 pound litter over 20 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Team JA carries a dummy in a litter during the Annual Fire Muster Challenge at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016. Participants carried the 200 pound litter over 20 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- National Fire Prevention week concluded with the Annual Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 14.

“The challenge provides the fire department an opportunity to interact with the public in a fun and competitive way,” said Jason Garcia, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of fire prevention. “Each muster station simulates what firefighters may encounter during an emergency operation.”

Six teams of four took on the obstacle course designed to simulate firefighting techniques such as the confined space trainer and patient litter carry.

“My favorite part was the box,” said Aryn Lockhart, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs digital information specialist. “It was really fast. I’m a little bit smaller, so it was a big advantage for me to jump through there really quickly.”

Each team competed for the best time. Team JA won with a time of 7 minutes and 47 seconds.

“We had a great variety of teams from around the base,” said Garcia. “All teams did a great job and I hope to see them again next year.”