Sunday, September 11, 2011

Playing with Fire

Work is hot sometimes, and sometimes I get to photograph work. 
The official release:
Firefighting Training at Selfridge

Posted 9/6/2011   Updated 9/7/2011
127th Wing Public Affairs

9/6/2011 - SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. -- Training exercises are an essential component of service in the U.S. Air Force. The base fire department at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., conducted a training exercise on Sept. 2, 2011, utilizing an aircraft simulator and a variety of live fire scenarios.


The modern day pit fires are not JP-8 (jet fuel) of the days I first learned to fight fire on. Today we use LP gas and electronic controlled ignition, like your stove. Safer, cleaner, and less fun I guess.




A P-19 firetruck engaging with the roof turret.
Sunset and fire.
Snozzel, bumper turret, and roof turrets engage on the fire.

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