by Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman
181st Intelligence Wing/PA
8/4/2015 - HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. -- 181
Intelligence Wing and the Terre Haute Fire Department conducted a fire
response exercise at the 181 Intelligence Wing, July 29.
The alarm sounded at 9 a.m. and soon after members of the 181 IW
evacuated the building and assembled at the rally point, where they
waited for the on scene commander to take over.
After being escorted by the 181 Security Forces personnel, local fire
department showed up on the scene and the training began with Wing
members and the THFD personnel.
"During our 181 IW exercise, the local Terre Haute Fire Department did a
great job preparing our Wing for a fire response." said Col. L. Kip
Clark, commander of the 181 Intelligence Wing. "Since we don't have a
firehouse on base, it's great to know we have the support of our
community's Fire Fighters."
The 181IW Inspection Team evaluated the response time, obstacles, and existing checklist and procedures.
"The 181 IW conducts exercises like this to ensure the safety and
preparedness of our personnel." said 181 IW director of
inspections. "Also, by writing realistic scenarios, we build
relationships with our civilian emergency response personnel in the