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Firefighters refine skills with burn building training

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Airmen with the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department connect a hose to a firetruck Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The fire department holds 39 mutual aid agreements with off-base fire departments to assist in wildland fires within their vicinity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Airmen with the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron gear up and prepare fire trucks for burn building training Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The training mimics structure fires by burning wood pallets and hay bales in a controlled building, preparing Airmen to fight real-world fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Staff Sgt. James Willett, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services operator, prepares water in a firetruck for a burn building training event Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The training mimics structure fires by burning wood pallets and hay bales in a controlled building, preparing Airmen to fight real-world fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Tech. Sgt. Anthoney Williams, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department battalion chief, gives a tour and briefing of a burn building prior to a training event Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Fire and emergency services Airmen operate on 24-hour shifts and participate in thorough training to improve their capabilities in various types of fire responses, such as structure and aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Tech. Sgt. William Bannister, 439th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter based out of Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., receives a buddy check on his personal protection equipment before entering a burn building Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The fire department holds 39 mutual-aid agreements with off-base fire departments to assist in wildland fires within their vicinity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Tech. Sgt. William Bannister, 439th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter based out of Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., checks on a wood fire before starting a burn building training event Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The fire department holds 39 mutual-aid agreements with off-base fire departments to assist in wildland fires within their vicinity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Senior Airman Zachary Hall, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services operator, holds a water hose in preparation to enter a burn building during a training event Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. While fire and emergency services Airmen operate on 24-hour shifts, they also participate in thorough training to improve their capabilities in various types of fire responses, such as structure fires and aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Airmen with the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department prepare to enter a burn building during a training event Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The training mimics structure fires by burning wood pallets and hay bales in a controlled building, preparing Airmen to fight real-world fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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From left, Tech. Sgt. William Bannister, 439th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter based out of Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., and 2nd Lt. Brittany French, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron project engineer, prepare to enter a burn building to fight house fires during a training event Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. While fire and emergency services Airmen operate on 24-hour shifts, they also participant in thorough training to improve their capabilities in various types of fire responses, such as structure fires and aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

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Second Lt. Brittany French, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron project engineer, douses a fire during a burn building training event Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. To make the training as realistic as possible while maintaining safety restrictions, the unit used wood pallets and hay bales to recreate building fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- Airmen with the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department connect a hose to a firetruck Aug. 24, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The fire department holds 39 mutual aid agreements with off-base fire departments to assist in wildland fires within their vicinity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)
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