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)
Capt. Alan Lee, Robins Fire Department, exits the training area after completing a training session which included suppressing simulated interior and exterior fires on a mock C-17 here Wednesday. Lee lead a joint team of Robins and Macon-Bibb County firefighters into the interior of a mock C-17 engulfed in flames. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Daniel Zytowski, a Robins Air Force base firefighter, opens a fire hydrant in preparation for a joint training session between Macon-Bibb County and Robins Fire Departments Wednesday. A total of 22 firefighters participated in the training which both departments view as beneficial to their common mission of fighting fires and saving lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
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.