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Fire firefighters work to suppress a simulated interior fire on a mock C-17 aircraft during a joint training session between Macon-Bibb County and Robins Air Force Base Fire Departments Wednesday. The training helps firefighters maintain their accreditation and provides an opportunity for members of both departments to build valuable working relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
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Robins hosts aircraft live fire training

Posted 12/20/2013   Updated 12/20/2013 Email story   Print story


by Jenny Gordon
Robins Public Affairs

12/20/2013 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- More than two dozen firefighters from the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department and Robins Air Force Base Fire Emergency Services participated in an aircraft live fire training this week.

Training was conducted on Dec. 16, 18 and 20.

The setting of the joint training consisted of a simulated large frame aircraft crash which was totally engulfed in fire, requiring resources from both departments to mitigate the emergency, according to Schoonover.

Both departments have a common requirement for training of this type due to the airfield mission each organization shares.

This training opportunity affords each department the opportunity to continue grooming the professional relationship that has developed over the years, and assists with gaining insight and understanding of each other's resources and capabilities.

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