Expeditionary fire muster showcases firefighter’s might

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton
379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

10/1/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIAService members deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing here participated in a “Fire Muster” Sept. 28 hosted by the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department.


More than 80 service members in 20 teams pitted their might in a firefighting flavored challenge wrestling everything from hoses and tires to water buckets and fire trucks.


“It was a good turnout,” said Staff Sgt. Daniel Moore, a 379th ECES firefighter deployed from Dover Air Force Base, Del., and a Pana, Ill., native. “Most people don’t realize how much our equipment weighs and what we do on a day-to-day basis. This event really showed them what it takes to be a firefighter out here.”


Taking home the trophy, “We Got Worms,” won the event overall. Teams consisted of four members and had to have at least one female on their team.


“It was a great opportunity to experience what it means to be a deployed firefighter and I had a blast competing,” said Capt. Jordan Tribble, the 379th AEW wing section commander deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., and a Midwest City, Okla., native. “It was challenging, but in the end my team was fortunate enough to take home the crown — a big thank you to the firefighters and ECES for putting on the event.”

Published by Benjamin W. Stratton

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