It’s a sign: ‘Every second counts, plan two ways out!’

Airman 1st Class Darrion Browning, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, inspects a smoke alarm Sept. 29 on Ramstein Air Base. According to the National Fire Protection Association smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, it is recommended the entire smoke alarm be replaced immediately. — Photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters


Senior Airman Alexander Leonard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron driver operator, demonstrates how to properly put out a grease fire with flour Sept. 27 on Ramstein Air Base. In the event of a grease fire, extinguishing the fire with baking soda or flour, shutting off the stove and carefully placing the lid on top of it, or using a fire extinguisher is the recommended action. — Photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters


Master Sgt. Skipper Valentin Cruzado, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire emergency services assistant chief of training, inspects a fire hydrant Sept. 27 on Ramstein Air Base. An extinguisher should only be used on fires in their beginning stages, when they are small. In the event of a big fire, exit the facility and contact 112. — Photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters


Senior Airman Alexander Leonard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron driver operator, simulates ignoring a skillet on a hot stove while cooking on Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 27. Unattended cooking can be dangerous, according to the National Fire Protection Association U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 166,100 home structure fires per year that involved cooking equipment from 2010-14. Almost half of the reported home structure fires were caused by cooking. — Photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters