Daniel Malta
Hunter Army Airfield Public Affairs
Photos by Daniel Malta
Lt. Col. Stephen Bolton, garrison commander, kneeling, and Command Sgt. Maj. Tremayne Robbins,  garrison senior enlisted advisor, left, sign the Fire Prevention Week proclamation with Sparky the fire dog as witness at fire station 2 on Hunter Army Airfield. The proclamation asks Hunter residents to assist first responders by checking their kitchens for fire hazards and to use safe cooking practices.

Garrison leadership signs fire prevention proclamation

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. – Hunter Army Airfield garrison leadership signed a fire prevention proclamation with the installation fire department Sept. 22 at Station 2 on Hunter.
This proclamation was signed in preparation for the upcoming Fire Prevention Week beginning Oct. 4.
“The purpose of all this is to keep fire safety fresh in everyone’s minds,” said Wayne Reinhardt, lead fire inspector. “This year we are emphasizing safety in the kitchen, especially as we all find ourselves cooking for the holidays.”
Fire Prevention Week has been a national observance since 1925, making it the longest-running public health observance in the country.
“The reason why we do this dates back to the Great Chicago Fire in 1871,” said Steven Tharrington, a firefighter at Hunter Army Airfield. “That event is really what started this annual emphasis on fire prevention.”
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 4 - 10.  The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield fire departments will be hosting numerous activities and promotions during the week. Reinhardt encourages everyone to check the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Fire Emergency Services Facebook for updates throughout the week at facebook.com/FSGAHAAFFireDept.