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April 4, 2014

99th CES firefighters train to make difference

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, awaits the beginning of his annual aircraft live fire exercise on the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis firefighters are required to complete the training exercise twice in daylight, and twice at night annually to stay flightline certified and ensure their preparedness to response rapidly to aircraft emergencies.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, approach an aircraft burn trainer during a training certification exercise March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 99th CES firefighters train constantly to maintain a high level of readiness, and are expected to respond rapidly in the event of an aircraft emergency.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Firefighters with the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron subdue a fire during a training exercise at the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The firefighters train by putting out real fires on a mock aircraft. The training helps ensure smooth and efficient operations for potential real-world aircraft fires.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

Firefighters from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, spray water on an aircraft burn trainer during a training certification exercise March 27 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The rapid intervention vehicle can spray water at an ultra-high pressure and up to a rate of 1,500 gallons per minute.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Firefighters assigned to the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron battle blazes during a live fire training exercise at the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The firefighters suppress the flames with a hose attached to a rapid intervention vehicle. The RIV can deliver between 1,300 and 1,500 gallons of water per minute.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

Firefighters from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, simulate rescuing a victim during an aircraft burn trainer during a training certification exercise March 27 at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the exercise firefighters are tasked with extinguishing a fire on the interior and exterior of the aircraft.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

A three-way ball valve is connected to three fire hoses prior to an aircraft fire training certification exercise March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The three-way ball valve is adapted to quickly distribute water through hoses of different sizes depending on the emergency requirements.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, leads the way toward a simulated aircraft interior fire during an exercise on the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Nellis aircraft burn trainer was built with several ignition points on different parts of the aircraft to create realistic scenarios for firefighters.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

Firefighters from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, enter through the back of an aircraft burn trainer during a training certification exercise March 27 at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the exercise firefighters are tasked with extinguishing a fire on the interior and exterior of the aircraft.




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