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Eielson Fire Department hosts open house

A child high-fives Sparky, the Eielson Fire Department mascot, during an open house on July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sparky greeted families as they arrived to the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

A child high-fives Sparky, the Eielson Fire Department mascot, during an open house on July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sparky greeted families as they arrived to the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

A child puts on a replica fire helmet he received from U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cole Westbrock, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Eielson Fire Department hosted an open house for families to educate them on emergency response vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

A child puts on a replica fire helmet he received from U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cole Westbrock, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Eielson Fire Department hosted an open house for families to educate them on emergency response vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bridget Collins, a 354th Medical Group paramedic, sits with a child in an ambulance during a fire department open house July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Collins explained to parents and children the importance and use of different pieces of equipment in the ambulance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bridget Collins, a 354th Medical Group paramedic, sits with a child in an ambulance during a fire department open house July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Collins explained to parents and children the importance and use of different pieces of equipment in the ambulance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Families gather around to watch a demonstration of a TI-1500 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle (ARFF) during a fire department open house July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The TI-1500 ARFF is used to respond to aircraft incidents and can carry both water and foam for fighting fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

Families gather around to watch a demonstration of a TI-1500 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle (ARFF) during a fire department open house July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The TI-1500 ARFF is used to respond to aircraft incidents and can carry both water and foam for fighting fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- A child high-fives Sparky, the Eielson Fire Department mascot, during an open house on July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sparky greeted families as they arrived to the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)