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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Early morning fire exercise at the 181 IW

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 community."

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