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Dragon’s Breath at Firefighter School by Lance Cheung on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Goodfellow AFB, TX - Dec 16, 2005 - It’s burning, it’s burning. The flames swell as the firefighters move into the mouth of the “dragon.”  In front of them - a 500 degree wall of propane flames. Firefighters continue to move Into a mock aircraft fuselage. These students battle a flame that slides over them and sweeps behind.  At the nozzle is Airman 1st Class Cole Kyser (right); Petty Officer Second Class  Jacob Gardner is his backup. Both are doing their best not to be the first students broiled while attending the Department of Defense Louis F . Garland Fire Training Academy at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. At their side is Staff Sgt. Timothy Hagen, airport firefighter instructor.  He know s this evaluation instills confidence in the use of their silver “bunker” suits and the techniques of fighting an aircraft passenger seat fire. Petty Officer Gardner thinks of the training a little differently. The flames lash out around him. Being the backup guy is no walk in the park. ..Now in their final week of the Apprentice Firefighting Course, Airman Kyser, from Erie, N.D., said, “Now that I’m trained I want to return to my hometown and help out the volunteer fire department, begin resident studies at North Dakota State University and join my unit, the 119 th Fighter Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard.” ..This is a far cry from the self-described quiet guy who attended Northern Cass High, a school that requires six counties of children to fill its classrooms. ..Airman Kyser, now the firefighter, sees dangers in the smoke, flames and everyday settings that people would never think of. His mind is now trained for the technical and dynamic side of both crash and structural firefighting. Back in the steel dragon’s mouth, Airman Kyser applies his new knowledge and uses a circle pattern as he shoots down 200 gallons of water per minute onto the roaring flames.  At 200 pounds per square inch, the hose has a constant 60-pound push-back against him. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Lance Cheung and Staff Sgt. Tavio M. Soto)

Dragon’s Breath at Firefighter School by Lance Cheung on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Goodfellow AFB, TX - Dec 16, 2005 - It’s burning, it’s burning. The flames swell as the firefighters move into the mouth of the “dragon.” In front of them - a 500 degree wall of propane flames. Firefighters continue to move Into a mock aircraft fuselage. These students battle a flame that slides over them and sweeps behind. At the nozzle is Airman 1st Class Cole Kyser (right); Petty Officer Second Class Jacob Gardner is his backup. Both are doing their best not to be the first students broiled while attending the Department of Defense Louis F . Garland Fire Training Academy at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. At their side is Staff Sgt. Timothy Hagen, airport firefighter instructor. He know s this evaluation instills confidence in the use of their silver “bunker” suits and the techniques of fighting an aircraft passenger seat fire. Petty Officer Gardner thinks of the training a little differently. The flames lash out around him. Being the backup guy is no walk in the park. ..Now in their final week of the Apprentice Firefighting Course, Airman Kyser, from Erie, N.D., said, “Now that I’m trained I want to return to my hometown and help out the volunteer fire department, begin resident studies at North Dakota State University and join my unit, the 119 th Fighter Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard.” ..This is a far cry from the self-described quiet guy who attended Northern Cass High, a school that requires six counties of children to fill its classrooms. ..Airman Kyser, now the firefighter, sees dangers in the smoke, flames and everyday settings that people would never think of. His mind is now trained for the technical and dynamic side of both crash and structural firefighting. Back in the steel dragon’s mouth, Airman Kyser applies his new knowledge and uses a circle pattern as he shoots down 200 gallons of water per minute onto the roaring flames. At 200 pounds per square inch, the hose has a constant 60-pound push-back against him. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Lance Cheung and Staff Sgt. Tavio M. Soto)




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