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Eielson fire department fights more than fires

Airman 1st Class Taylor Beard, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, loads a hose onto a fire truck during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. The Eielson fire department is unique because one day they are responding to a wildfire and the next they are rescuing someone who is suffering from cold weather exposure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Beard, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, loads a hose onto a fire truck during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. The Eielson fire department is unique because one day they are responding to a wildfire and the next they are rescuing someone who is suffering from cold weather exposure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman Lily Lane, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, dons fire protection equipment during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. In 2019, the Eielson fire department responded to approximately 500 calls, the majority being structural and medical. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman Lily Lane, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, dons fire protection equipment during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. In 2019, the Eielson fire department responded to approximately 500 calls, the majority being structural and medical. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Beard, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, dons fire protection equipment during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters wear approximately 40 lbs. of gear when responding to a fire, their training involves donning the gear within 60 seconds to cut down their response time when they are called to an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Beard, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, dons fire protection equipment during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters wear approximately 40 lbs. of gear when responding to a fire, their training involves donning the gear within 60 seconds to cut down their response time when they are called to an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman Lily Lane, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pulls a hose from a fire truck as part of a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters conduct routine walk-throughs of installation facilities to ensure a more rapid response in case of an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman Lily Lane, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pulls a hose from a fire truck as part of a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters conduct routine walk-throughs of installation facilities to ensure a more rapid response in case of an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman Lily Lane, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pulls a hose from a fire truck during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters train for multiple types of situations such as cold-weather response, forest fire containment, structure and vehicle fires, as well as medical emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman Lily Lane, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pulls a hose from a fire truck during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters train for multiple types of situations such as cold-weather response, forest fire containment, structure and vehicle fires, as well as medical emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

The 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department emblem on the side of a firetruck on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters respond to different types of calls including fire and medical emergencies, accidents involving hazardous materials and incidents on the flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

The 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department emblem on the side of a firetruck on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters respond to different types of calls including fire and medical emergencies, accidents involving hazardous materials and incidents on the flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

The 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department emblem on the side of a firetruck on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. Eielson firefighters respond to different types of calls including fire and medical emergencies, accidents involving hazardous materials and incidents on the flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Beard, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, drys his hands off on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. The Eielson fire department has taken measures, such as mandatory handwashing, to help keep the fire department mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman 1st Class Taylor Beard, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, loads a hose onto a fire truck during a training exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2020. The Eielson fire department is unique because one day they are responding to a wildfire and the next they are rescuing someone who is suffering from cold weather exposure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)