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Firefighters test rescue skills during egress training

Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, left, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Montville, both 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter crew chiefs, discuss strategy during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, left, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Montville, both 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter crew chiefs, discuss strategy during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter crew chief, searches for personnel to rescue during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter crew chief, searches for personnel to rescue during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), secures a door on the side of an HC-130J Combat King II during egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), secures a door on the side of an HC-130J Combat King II during egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A firefighter from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), pulls a hose during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A firefighter from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), pulls a hose during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Tech. Sgt. Garey Schmidt, right, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter station chief, gives instruction during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Tech. Sgt. Garey Schmidt, right, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter station chief, gives instruction during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Donald Carey, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) crew chief, carries a simulated aircrew member during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Donald Carey, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) crew chief, carries a simulated aircrew member during HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), put up a hose following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), put up a hose following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), don personal protective gear prior to HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), don personal protective gear prior to HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Montville, left, gives a thumbs up to Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, right, both 23d Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter crew chiefs, during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, on Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d CES conducted the exercise to simulate the rescue of victims from a smoking C-130. The firefighters were tasked with locating and providing ventilation within the aircraft to safely remove the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Montville, left, gives a thumbs up to Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, right, both 23d Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter crew chiefs, during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, on Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d CES conducted the exercise to simulate the rescue of victims from a smoking C-130. The firefighters were tasked with locating and providing ventilation within the aircraft to safely remove the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) carry a hose during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, on Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d CES conducted the exercise to simulate the rescue of victims from a smoking C-130. The firefighters were tasked with locating and providing ventilation within the aircraft to safely remove the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)
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Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) carry a hose during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, on Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d CES conducted the exercise to simulate the rescue of victims from a smoking C-130. The firefighters were tasked with locating and providing ventilation within the aircraft to safely remove the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), take off their personal protective gear following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), take off their personal protective gear following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Stacey Maples, center, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) assistant fire chief, discusses the performance of the firefighters from the 23d CES following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Stacey Maples, center, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) assistant fire chief, discusses the performance of the firefighters from the 23d CES following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Montville, left, and Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, right, both 23d Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter crew chiefs, hold their position during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, on Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d CES conducted the exercise to simulate the rescue of victims from a smoking C-130. The firefighters were tasked with locating and providing ventilation within the aircraft to safely remove the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)
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Staff Sgt. Matthew Montville, left, and Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, right, both 23d Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter crew chiefs, hold their position during an HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, on Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d CES conducted the exercise to simulate the rescue of victims from a smoking C-130. The firefighters were tasked with locating and providing ventilation within the aircraft to safely remove the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Tech. Sgt. Garey Schmidt, right, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter station chief, explains the internal components of an HC-130J Combat King II following egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Tech. Sgt. Garey Schmidt, right, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter station chief, explains the internal components of an HC-130J Combat King II following egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Tech Sgt Gary Schmidt, left, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter station chief and Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, 23d CES firefighter crew chief, share a laugh following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Tech Sgt Gary Schmidt, left, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter station chief and Staff Sgt. Tyler McFarland, 23d CES firefighter crew chief, share a laugh following HC-130J Combat King II egress training, July 11, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga Firefighters conducted the training to evaluate their overall knowledge and proficiency of how to properly shut down and rescue personnel from a C-130 during an emergency situation. The training required the firefighters to properly enter and ventilate the aircraft while conducting swift rescue techniques to safely locate and remove passengers from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

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