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MAFB conducts fire training


By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –  Firefighters battled a fire they set at Moody Air Force Base today. About 50 firefighters from Albany, Valdosta, and Moody trained to put out an aircraft fire.

This aircraft simulator trainer is the only one in the southeast. Firefighters were glad to get in some live fire training that prepares them for aircraft fires that might come their way.

"It's always the what if game you're always planning for the if," said Gary Etheridge of the Southwest Regional Airport.

"Anytime you can train like this with our friends outside the gate it's an unbelievable experience,"  Dennis Russ of the Moody Air Force Base Fire Department.

Russ says the military has a slogan fight like you train, train like you fight. He says it's important for the various departments to train together say they're ready to cooperate during a real disaster.


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