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Firefighters visit Hill Field Elementary students for Fire Prevention Week

(Left to right) Jeffrey Skopow and Reagan Marcotte, Fire and Emergency Services at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, demonstrate firefighting equipment for Hill Field Elementary students Oct. 10, 2019, in front of the department’s fire engine. This was one of the numerous outreach events base firefighters sponsored for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

(Left to right) Jeffrey Skopow and Reagan Marcotte, Fire and Emergency Services at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, demonstrate firefighting equipment for Hill Field Elementary students Oct. 10, 2019, in front of the department’s fire engine. This was one of the numerous outreach events base firefighters sponsored for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

(Left to right) Doran Smith and Airman 1st Class Gabriel Briones, Fire and Emergency Services at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, demonstrate firefighting equipment for Hill Field Elementary students Oct. 10, 2019, in front of the department’s fire engine. This was one of the numerous outreach events base firefighters sponsored for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

(Left to right) Doran Smith and Airman 1st Class Gabriel Briones, Fire and Emergency Services at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, demonstrate firefighting equipment for Hill Field Elementary students Oct. 10, 2019, in front of the department’s fire engine. This was one of the numerous outreach events base firefighters sponsored for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Doran Smith, Fire and Emergency Services at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, talks to Hill Field Elementary students about fire safety Oct. 10, 2019, in front of the department's new heavy-brush truck. This was one of the numerous outreach events base firefighters sponsored for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Doran Smith, Fire and Emergency Services at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, talks to Hill Field Elementary students about fire safety Oct. 10, 2019, in front of the department's new heavy-brush truck. This was one of the numerous outreach events base firefighters sponsored for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Fire and Emergency Services personnel from Hill Air Force Base visited Hill Field Elementary Oct. 10 during Fire Prevention Week. Students learned about the importance of preventing fires, and the vehicles and equipment firefighters use to fight fires.

Each year, Fire Prevention Month is recognized during the month of October. However, Oct. 6-12 was designated Fire Prevention Week. This year’s fire prevention theme: “Not every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association, a person in a household or community can be a hero when it comes to fire safety. The organization suggests people make an escape plan.

In addition to the school visit, the department sponsored a poster and essay contest for students. The contest winners will participate in a “Firefighter for a Day” visit to the base where they will learn about fire trucks and other firefighting skills.

For more information on fire prevention, call Hill AFB Fire and Emergency Services at 801-775-3229 or visit nfpa.org.