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  • Vandenberg AFB awarded best DoD fire department for 7th time

    As a space wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base lacks the aircraft and heavy use of its runway that would reflect greatly on a fire department during award season. Even in the lack of these two arenas, the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department has been awarded not only the “Best Fire Department in the Air Force” but also the “Best Fire Department in the Department of Defense” for 2018.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Central American firefighters sharing operational knowledge with U.S. counterparts

    Five representatives each from five Central American nation received basic training in safety practices, personal protection equipment, structural and wildland fires, aircraft fires, vehicle extrication and helicopter familiarization.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Allied firefighters conduct joint training during CENTAM SMOKE exercise

    Firefighters from five Central American countries and Joint Task Force-Bravo participated in Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences, or CENTAM SMOKE, exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 8-12.
  • Ramstein wraps up Exercise Operation Varsity 19-01

    Ramstein wrapped up Operation Varsity 19-01, a week-long exercise testing the response capability of multiple base agencies.
  • Swap complete: AF protects Airmen, environment with new firefighting foam

    The transition to an environmentally responsible firefighting foam at King Salmon Air Force Station, Alaska, June 14, 2018, marked the completion of the Air Force’s move to replace legacy foam in fire vehicles and stockpiles across the service.
  • Firefighters combine forces, improve life-saving skills

    Firefighters from the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron along with firefighters from the Valdosta Fire Department conducted joint live-fire training, April 24-25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base.
  • Around the Air Force: April 30

    On this look Around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee for the 2019 Fiscal Budget, the 911thAirlift Wing switches to C-17s, humanitarian cargo is delivered to Guatemala, and Guard and Reserve Airmen train for wildfire season.
  • CE test warfighting capabilities

    The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 28-30, 2018.
  • 386th ECES Fire Fighters play hard, train hard

    The 386th ECES Fire Department is conducting its annual live fire training. The training is designed to expose Airmen to active fires in a controlled environment.
  • Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

    On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.
  • Firefighters help deliver baby in Eglin base housing

    Base firefighters helped deliver a baby boy after dispatchers answered an early morning 911 call from base housing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on June 13.
  • Al Udeid firefighters, medics prepare for mass casualty incidents

    A car is driving down the road when suddenly the driver loses control and crashes. Eight people are seriously injured in the wreck and several suffer life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger are still trapped inside. This was the scene as 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters and 379th Expeditionary Medical Group medics responded Dec. 15 to a mass casualty exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • Maxwell firefighters compete in international challenge

    Maxwell Air Force Base firefighters competed in their first Firefighter Combat Challenge Oct. 21 in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • AFRL bio-signature research may save firefighters' lives

    Imagine facing down a raging fire, up close, with little or no time to save lives and protect property; hauling 75-pound hoses up multiple flights of stairs; carrying victims out and repeatedly putting your life on the line. Then imagine doing it nearly every day. It’s an extreme job and the constant stress can cost the lives of emergency personnel. To help prevent this, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is looking for ways to predict, measure and minimize that stress by isolating the biomarker signatures that govern it.
  • AFSOUTH Airmen train Salvadoran firefighters

    Firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron's Fire Emergency Services facilitated the El Salvador's Autonomous Executive Port Commission airport firefighter live-fire exercise for 12 firefighters, Dec. 3.
  • Holloman firefighters get state-of-the-art rapid intervention vehicle

    When fires engulf aircraft on the flight line, Holloman's firefighters remain vigilant to respond. In the worst of circumstances, they are relied upon to mitigate and control a variety of crisis scenarios within a moment's notice.
  • Guam RED HORSE Airmen provide lifesaving training

    Firefighters from Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam joined with their island partners from the Guam Fire Department to develop the skills to perform high-risk rescues by participating in a three-week Defense Department Rescue Technician Course here in September.
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