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100th CES firefighters execute KC-135 familiarization training

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron sprays water on a KC-135 Stratotanker engine during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron sprays water on a KC-135 Stratotanker engine during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron searches for unaccounted personnel aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. Hands-on training is performed quarterly by the fire department to help keep firefighters familiar with the interior layout of the aircraft and proper shut-down procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron searches for unaccounted personnel aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. Hands-on training is performed quarterly by the fire department to help keep firefighters familiar with the interior layout of the aircraft and proper shut-down procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron practices attaching a chute ladder to a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron practices attaching a chute ladder to a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron prepares to enter a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A firefighter with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron prepares to enter a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Firefighters with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron secure a hose during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. Hands-on training is performed quarterly by the fire department to help keep firefighters familiar with the interior layout of the aircraft and proper shut-down procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Firefighters with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron secure a hose during a training exercise simulating a cockpit fire aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. Hands-on training is performed quarterly by the fire department to help keep firefighters familiar with the interior layout of the aircraft and proper shut-down procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Firefighters with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron take a break and a have a laugh after training simulating a cockpit fire aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Firefighters with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron take a break and a have a laugh after training simulating a cockpit fire aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2019. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Firefighters with the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron sharpened their skills during a training exercise which simulated a cockpit fire aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England. The firefighters had to search for “unaccounted personnel” in and around the aircraft during the simulated fire. Four vehicles from the fire department and about 15 firefighters were involved in the exercise. Hands-on training is performed quarterly by the fire department to help keep firefighters familiar with the interior layout of the aircraft and proper shut-down procedures.