Airmen train with local Fire Department to save lives in tight space rescue exercise.
By Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis, 146th Airlift Wing
/ Published April 17, 2017
4/1/2017 -- U.S. Air National Guard members Senior Airman Allan Tan assists Senior Airman Pedro Pescador with the 146th Airlift Wing’s Aircraft Fuel Systems Maintenance Squadron as he inserts himself into inside of a wing of a C-130J aircraft for a “confined space rescue exercise” at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station Port Hueneme, Calif. April 1, 2017. During a confined space rescue exercise, first-responders with the 146th Airlift Wing’s Aircraft Fuel Systems Maintenance Squadron and Federal Fire Ventura County firefighters run through the critical emergency operations that would take place if a fuel-cell maintenance worker were to become incapacitated while working inside the very small fuel tanks inside the aircraft’s wings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis.)