• Fort Drum firefighters Gabe Howe, far right, and Steve LaRue talk to Family Members about fire safety Oct. 12. Howe dressed in full gear so children will recognize what firefighters look like in case they're ever trapped in a burning home. Firefighters from across Fort Drum helped educate the community about fire prevention. Fort Drum firefighters and Mountain Community Homes organized the event.

    Fort Drum firefighters Gabe Howe, far right...

    Fort Drum firefighters Gabe Howe, far right, and Steve LaRue talk to Family Members about fire safety Oct. 12. Howe dressed in full gear so children will recognize what firefighters look like in case they're ever trapped in a burning home. Firefighters...

  • Carmen Rodriguez, 4, covers her mouth in surprise after Patches and Pumper greet her at the Soar into Safety event Oct. 12 at Fort Drum Fire Station 2. Patches and Pumper is a remote-controlled unit that allows the operator to speak through Patches the Dog's mechanical mouth.

    Carmen Rodriguez, 4, covers her mouth in...

    Carmen Rodriguez, 4, covers her mouth in surprise after Patches and Pumper greet her at the Soar into Safety event Oct. 12 at Fort Drum Fire Station 2. Patches and Pumper is a remote-controlled unit that allows the operator to speak through Patches the...

  • Kaeleigh Busch, 2, sits in the driver's seat of a fire truck during the Soar into Safety event Oct. 12 at Fire Station 2. Nearly 250 Soldiers and their Families attended the event, which was organized in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week last week.

    Kaeleigh Busch, 2, sits in the driver's seat of...

    Kaeleigh Busch, 2, sits in the driver's seat of a fire truck during the Soar into Safety event Oct. 12 at Fire Station 2. Nearly 250 Soldiers and their Families attended the event, which was organized in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week last week.

  • Two Fort Drum firefighters bring supplies to Fire Station 2 as a hot air balloon inflates nearby. Firefighters and Mountain Community Homes sponsored Soar into Safety to educate community members about fire prevention and safety.

    Two Fort Drum firefighters bring supplies to...

    Two Fort Drum firefighters bring supplies to Fire Station 2 as a hot air balloon inflates nearby. Firefighters and Mountain Community Homes sponsored Soar into Safety to educate community members about fire prevention and safety.

  • Sparky the Fire Dog greets Valerie Rodriguez, 1, at the Soar into Safety event Oct. 12 at Fire Station 2.

    Sparky the Fire Dog greets Valerie Rodriguez...

    Sparky the Fire Dog greets Valerie Rodriguez, 1, at the Soar into Safety event Oct. 12 at Fire Station 2.

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