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Preparing for Fire Prevention Week

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, signs the proclamation declaring the second week of Oct. as Fire Prevention Week at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The signing was followed by a fire drill using smoke machines to test the readiness of individuals in the headquarters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, signs the proclamation declaring the second week of Oct. as Fire Prevention Week at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The signing was followed by a fire drill using smoke machines to test the readiness of individuals in the headquarters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

17th Civil Engineer Squadron Assistant Fire Chief, Jason Garcia, speaks about the importance of readiness after the proclamation signing of Fire Prevention Week at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The Norma Brown building preformed a fire drill using smoke machines to test how individuals would perform in a real world situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

17th Civil Engineer Squadron Assistant Fire Chief, Jason Garcia, speaks about the importance of readiness after the proclamation signing of Fire Prevention Week at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The Norma Brown building preformed a fire drill using smoke machines to test how individuals would perform in a real world situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, engages with individuals after a test fire drill at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The drill was to see how prepared members were before going into Fire Prevention Week, which is the second week of October. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, engages with individuals after a test fire drill at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The drill was to see how prepared members were before going into Fire Prevention Week, which is the second week of October. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, stands with Sparky, fire prevention mascot, after signing the Fire Prevention Week proclamation at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Not every hero wears a cape”. (U.S. Air Force photo by Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, stands with Sparky, fire prevention mascot, after signing the Fire Prevention Week proclamation at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Not every hero wears a cape”. (U.S. Air Force photo by Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, signed a proclamation declaring the second week of October as Fire Prevention Week.

“The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is ‘Not every hero wears a cape,’” said Nazario. “I know that this is a kick-off for a full week of activities, and we appreciate our fire department, Civil Engineering folks, and our fire academy. We look forward to seeing everyone throughout the week participating in a few of the events.”

After the signing the Norma Brown building performed a fire drill using smoke machines to check the preparedness of individuals. Once everyone was gathered to the designated area Nazario spoke about the importance of Fire Prevention Week and being prepared.