F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE – The City of Cheyenne hosted a Fire Prevention Week Open House on Oct. 15, 2018. Fire services from Cheyenne and F.E. Warren Air Force Base took part in the festivities at the Depot Square.
There were displays and activities such as a bounce house, children’s firefighter challenge course, information booths and more. The purpose of the event was to deliver a serious fire safety message to the community in an interactive way.
“Hear the beep where you sleep, have smoke detectors in every bedroom,” said Joshua Steen, 90th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector.
He encourages everyone to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside of separate sleeping areas, and on every level of the home including the basement.
“Half of home deaths happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep,” said Steen. “The more people we can educate about fire safety are lives possibly saved.”