Firefighters at he 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department provides fire prevention, firefighting, rescue, and emergency response services to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
Little Rock Air Force Base Firefighters, AR, United States
Different helmets: Same mission
The firefighters work 24-hour shifts, dons 50 to 70-pounds of equipment in seconds, and respond to life threatening situations without hesitation at a moment’s notice.
19th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department Firefighters
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zakary Smith, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department firefighter, wields an axe at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
Firefighters must work together to perform their duties and keep the base populace safe during any emergency.
Through fire, flames: What it takes to be Little Rock AFB firefighter
U.S. Air Force Airman Shyanne Chism, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department firefighter apprentice, puts on her helmet at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
Firefighters traditionally fold their gear before formal roll-calls, which announce the official change of individuals on shift and allows firefighters to brief each other on any happenings.
U.S. Air Force Airman Shyanne Chism firefighter apprentice, inspects a fire hose. Little Rock AFB firefighters train regularly to ensure they are prepared to respond to any emergency.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tevado Beckford inspects the department’s vehicles at the fire department on Little Rock AFB.
The fire department’s mission is to provide fire suppression forces, highly-capable rescue crews and aggressive fire prevention and education programs to protect the lives and property of the members of the installation and preserve the Wing’s ability to deliver unrivaled tactical airlift.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tevado Beckford Fire Protection apprentice, dons his fire gear in 39 seconds.
The 19th CES Fire Department firefighters respond to fires or emergency situations on base at a moment’s notice.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas Sands, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department firefighter, ensures all firetruck components are operational, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
Little Rock AFB firefighters perform weekly inspection checks on all equipment and vehicles to ensure they are fully operable.
United States Air Force Military and Civilian Firefighters
The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department is composed of both military and civilian personnel that work as one team to protect life, property and environment within the boundaries of the Air Force installation.
Thank you U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron and Airman 1st Class Codie Collins for the fantastic photos.