Barksdale's annual Fire Muster brings airmen together from areas across the base to see what its really like being a firefighter.
Teams compete in a relay through five challenges. The one with the fastest time wins. But winning isn't as easy as some airmen think.
Senior Airmen Jeffery Harrison has competed in the muster several times and says each year he leaves with more respect for firefighters on base.
And while this Fire Muster is fun the lessons it teaches is even more important. This year's theme is preventing kitchen fires.