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31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cristian Martinez, left, exchanges a gas mask with Airman 1st Class Dhaikyah Geter, 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aircraft fuels systems maintenance (AFSM) journeymen, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. The 31st MXS performed an annual aircraft fuel tank extraction and aqueous film forming foam exercise to show Aviano’s quick capability to respond to an emergency. Three AFSM members participated in the exercise, in which an attendant stayed with a trapped member while a runner notified the maintenance operations center of the emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cristian Martinez, left, and Airman 1st Class Dhaikyah Geter, right, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems maintenance (AFSM) journeymen, carry Airman Trace Fletcher, middle, 31st MXS AFSM journeyman, out of a building during an aircraft fuel tank extraction exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. During the exercise Airmen simulated emergency services and responses for trapped individuals. The exercise involved 31st Fighter Wing safety, bioengineering and the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

Airman 1st Class Austin Weeks, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire department driver operator, middle, pushes a gurney toward a simulated unconscious member during an aircraft fuel tank extraction exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. During the annual exercise, the 31st CES fire department provided first aid to a member trapped in a fuel tank. This exercise showcased Aviano’s capabilities to quickly respond to any emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

A member assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire department simulates CPR on Airman Trace Fletcher, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems maintenance journeyman, during an annual aircraft fuel tank extraction exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. Fletcher simulated performing emergency procedures on an unconscious member trapped in a fuel tank during the exercise. The exercise involved 31st Fighter Wing safety, bioengineering and the 31st CES fire department, and annual requirements for each participant was completed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

Members from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire department prepare a gurney to transport a simulated unconscious member during an aircraft fuel tank extraction exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. The 31st CES fire department responded in less than nine minutes, and provided first aid to a member trapped in a fuel tank. The exercise involved 31st Fighter Wing safety, bioengineering and the 31st CESfire department, and annual requirements for each participant was completed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

Members from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire department hoist Airman Trace Fletcher, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems maintenance journeyman, onto a gurney during an annual aircraft fuel tank extraction exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. During the exercise, the 31st CES fire department provided first aid to a member trapped in a fuel tank. The 31st CES fire department responded in less than nine minutes and showcased Aviano’s ability to respond to quickly to an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

Members from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire department rush Airman Trace Fletcher, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems maintenance (AFSM) journeyman, to an ambulance during an aircraft fuel tank extraction exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. The exercise simulated an AFSM member trapped in an aircraft fuel tank who needed first aid. The exercise involved 31st Fighter Wing safety, bioengineering and the 31st CES fire department, and annual requirements for each participant was completed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

A member assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department helps a simulated unconscious member during an aircraft fuel tank extraction exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. The 31st Maintenance Squadron hosted an annual aircraft fuel tank extraction and aqueous film forming foam exercise to showcase Aviano’s capability to quickly respond to an emergency. The exercise involved 31st Fighter Wing safety, bioengineering and the fire department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

31 MXS participates in readiness exercise

Airman Trace Fletcher, left, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cristian Martinez, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems maintenance (AFSM) journeymen, crawl out of a building during an annual aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. AFFF is a fire suppressant used to extinguish flammable liquid fires such as fuel fires. Members crawled out of the building to avoid the foam, which had the potential to cause a slipping hazard in a real-life-scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cristian Martinez, left, exchanges a gas mask with Airman 1st Class Dhaikyah Geter, 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aircraft fuels systems maintenance (AFSM) journeymen, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 29, 2021. The 31st MXS performed an annual aircraft fuel tank extraction and aqueous film forming foam exercise to show Aviano’s quick capability to respond to an emergency. Three AFSM members participated in the exercise, in which an attendant stayed with a trapped member while a runner notified the maintenance operations center of the emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)