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  • Fire Muster 2020

    Chris Sample, 22nd Force Support Squadron food service specialist, performs a ladder climb during the Fire Muster competition Oct. 8, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Participants climbed the ladder three times, equaling around 6 stories. The ladder obstacle was one of seven that the teams of four had to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • McConnell firefighters stay prepared for emergencies

    Firefighters assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron prepare to complete a training exercise April 6, 2017, in base housing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The firefighters used a vacant house that is scheduled for demolition during training to simulate a real-world emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)
  • McConnell firefighters aid community during wildfires

    Eighteen firefighters from McConnell’s fire department responded to an off-base wildfire March 7-8 in Reno County. The responding groups, which consisted of both military and civilians, were part of more than 2,000 firefighters from 216 organizations that aided in the emergency, said Doug Hanen, Hutchinson Fire Department interim fire chief. The
  • Fire department structural trainer to be remodeled

    The base fire department’s structural trainer is scheduled to be remodeled during the upcoming months.The three-story structure simulates facilities on base that have multiple levels, such as the dormitories, and is used to prepare firefighters to respond to real-world emergencies in these types of buildings.An initial survey was conducted and some
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