Fighting fire - USAF crews tackle training blazes at RAF Mildenhall

Firefighters from RAF Mildenhall being put through their paces Firefighters from RAF Mildenhall being put through their paces

Friday, March 21, 2014
2:00 PM

Military firefighters from air bases in England and the US have been primed for life or death scenarios in a series of training exercises.

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Firefighters from RAF Mildenhall being put through their pacesFirefighters from RAF Mildenhall being put through their paces

Crew from as far as Seattle, Washington, shipped in to RAF Mildenhall on Tuesday to battle structural fires as part of mandatory training.

USAF firefighters must tackle at least two structural and two aircraft live-fire scenarios a year to practice key techniques.

The crews at Mildenhall took on blazes, including a furniture fire, at the base’s live-fire training house.

The simulated house provides a variety of fire hazards, enabling the firefighters to practice and hone their live-saving skills for different situations.

Firefighters from RAF Mildenhall being put through their pacesFirefighters from RAF Mildenhall being put through their paces

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