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Idaho Civil Support Team Guardsmen Train With Firefighters
February 29, 2024
Sgt. Steven Jackson, 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, Idaho National Guard, goes through the decontamination process after exiting a notional “hot zone” during training with firefighters from the Bliss. Gooding and Hagerman Fire Departments. The CST’s community outreach program enhances the ability to work together in crises.

175th Wing Fire Department Helps Rescue Man from Frigid Water
December 8, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 175th Wing Fire Department saw into the roof of a simulated burning building to inspect for fire hazards during Operation Frosty Strike Nov. 30, 2023, at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. Operation Frosty Strike was a full-scale readiness exercise that demonstrated the 175th Wing’s ability to survive and operate in a realistic combat environment against a near-peer adversary while fulfilling its federally assigned missions.

Tennessee Airmen Train with Bulgarian Air Force Partners
June 23, 2023
Airmen from the 134th Air Refueling Wing out of Knoxville, Tennessee, recently trained with Bulgarian firefighters at Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria. The training centered on emergency response tactics to various aircraft and the overall flight line.

South Dakota Guard Firefighters Train Before Deploying
April 6, 2023
The South Dakota Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves trained for the past year to team up with 5th Armored Brigade observer, coach, trainers and White Sands Missile Range firefighters for a culminating training exercise at WSMR, New Mexico, March 17-28, 2023, before deploying overseas.

Arctic Guardian is National Guard's top Military Firefighter
July 14, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brenden Turney, a firefighter with 176th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the National Guard Bureau’s military firefighter of the year for 2021. Turney often works active tours with the 176th Wing and is seeking full-time employment with a fire department.

Pennsylvania Air Guard Firefighters Train at Joint Base Andrews
June 13, 2022
Three 316th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters pull a gushing fire hose toward a simulated aircraft fire during interagency training at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 2, 2022. The team trained in a live-burn exercise to practice firefighting techniques and procedures in a realistic environment.

Oregon Air Guard firefighters, partners ‘Burn-to-Learn’
December 15, 2021
Kingsley Field Firefighters load fuel into a burning structure during a “Burn-to-Learn” event in partnership with Klamath Falls, Ore., Fire District One Dec. 8, 2021. The firefighters used a condemned house to study fire behavior, practice coordination with local partners and meet the Air Force requirement for live-fire training.

167th Airlift Wing firefighters train on disaster response
September 16, 2021
Technical Sgt. Robert Laidlow, 167th Fire and Emergency Services, monitors and keeps account of the firefighters assigned to his team during collapsed structure training as part of Exercise Vigilant Guard 2021 Aug. 27, 2021.

Nebraska, Czech Republic firefighters strengthen partnership
September 3, 2021
Firefighters from the Army of the Czech Republic perform car extrication tactics, Aug. 16, 2021, during a training exercise with the 155th Air Refueling Wing fire department at Lincoln Air Force Base, Neb. This Nebraska National Guard and Czech Republic armed forces training exchange is one of many facilitated by the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Washington National Guard prepares for wildfire season
June 30, 2021
Washington National Guard Pfc. Xavier Cha, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, practices with a flare during wildfire training with the Washington Department of Natural Resources June 24, 2021, in Rainier, Wash. About 250 Washington National Guard members received firefighter training this spring in preparation for wildfire season.

167th firefighters train to save lives, rescue local man
April 23, 2021
Firefighters from the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., respond to a simulated aircraft fire as part of their Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 Live Fire Training, Oct. 14, 2018. The West Virginia State Fire Academy provided an aircraft fire simulator for the annual training event.

Innovation funds help Nebraska National Guard firefighters
October 28, 2020
Firefighters Michael Budke and Craig Behrens, 155th Civil Engineering Squadron, run through a realistic fire scenario on a pump operations simulator Oct. 15, 2020, at Nebraska National Guard airbase in Lincoln, Nebraska. The squadron bought the simulator with the aid of U.S. Air Force innovation funds.

Michigan Guard CST, fire department conduct HAZMAT training
August 24, 2020
The Michigan National Guard’s 51st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team based out of Fort Custer Training Center in Augusta conducted hazardous materials training with the Grand Rapids Fire Department Aug. 12, 2020.

NY Guard's 109th firefighters ready for fast-water rescues
August 18, 2020
Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing Fire Department are part of the Flood Incident Response Strike Team, Task Force 2, New York.

Nebraska Army Guard aviation crew honored for flood rescues
July 6, 2020
From left, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Dooley, pilot; Sgt. Aaron Winberg, crew chief; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Josh Schaaf, pilot-in-command; and Staff Sgt. Lawrence Lind, combat medic, with the DUSTOFF 2019 Rescue of the Year award. Flying the Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter behind them the evening of March 14, 2019,  they rescued seven first responders from floodwaters near the Elkhorn River.

Idaho National Guard firefighters train for real emergencies
June 8, 2020
Airmen with the Gowen Field Fire Department train to extinguish aircraft fires at a local fire department training site, June 6, 2020, Boise, Idaho. This training prepares the unit to fight live fires during runway emergencies.

Nebraska Army National Guard firefighters deploy to Romania
May 22, 2020
Seven Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers with the 181st Engineer Detachment (Firefighter Team) and their families watch recorded video messages from government leaders including Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning (on screen left), May 17, 2020, during a brief send-off ceremony before their yearlong overseas deployment to Romania.