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.