Annual fire muster challenges Goodfellow
By Airman 1st Class Randall Moose, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 20, 2016
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
National Fire Prevention week concluded with the Annual Fire Muster Challenge Oct. 14.
“The challenge provides the fire department an opportunity to interact with the public in a fun and competitive way,” said Jason Garcia, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of fire prevention. “Each muster station simulates what firefighters may encounter during an emergency operation.”
Six teams of four took on the obstacle course designed to simulate firefighting techniques such as the confined space trainer and patient litter carry.
“My favorite part was the box,” said Aryn Lockhart, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs digital information specialist. “It was really fast. I’m a little bit smaller, so it was a big advantage for me to jump through there really quickly.”
Each team competed for the best time. Team JA won with a time of 7 minutes and 47 seconds.
“We had a great variety of teams from around the base,” said Garcia. “All teams did a great job and I hope to see them again next year.”