Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's What They Do...

Firefighters from the 125th Fighter Wing at Jacksonville, Fla., and 71st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va, extinguish a fire in a burn pit at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Ga., March 13, 2010. The burn pit is a live fire training simulator and re-creates most scenarios of a real aircraft fire.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shelley Gill)

How grateful I am for each and every brave Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.


Coffeypot said...

This reminds me of my Navy boot-camp fire-fighting training. The difference is, we had to fight an oil fire (dense black smoke) inside a steel room simulating a shipboard fire. Talk about choking and fighting blind. Just follow the heat. No oxygen mask. To get a breath of air we had to stick our nose inside our firefighting gear and shirts. We had to be aggressive or be overcome by the smoke. Thank God we never had to use the training. With a fire on a ship, the closest land in a couple of miles straight down. No place to run and hide. As hubs about a fire on a sub…they are closer to land that the surface ships.

Fragrant Liar said...

Wow. Incredible training maneuvers. Guess it has to be as real as it gets, but it sure looks scary.

Love our troops too. One of my SIL's is in Bahrain this month, and one is in the Louisiana backwoods providing training for newbies, pretending to be Haji.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...hubster totally related to your comment. He actually had one experience which a charcoal filter caught on fire. He had to 'call away fire'. When at are it! Fortunately they were at port, so the story knows a happy ending. He saw smoke, so he knew fire was nearby!

AirmanMom said... warmest thanks to your family members who bravely serve our country! They all do such an important job!!!!!