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Teamwork sizzles at Vandenberg's Fire Muster Competition

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Senior Airman Mitchell Tate, a 30 Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels technician, unscrews a fire hose from the fire engine at the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Senior Airman Mitchell Tate, a 30 Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels technician, unscrews a fire hose from the fire engine at the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Utilities Team quickly pull a firefighter dummy out of the smoke shack during the obstacle course portion of the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The 30th CES Utilities Team eventually won second place overall in this year’s competition. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Utilities Team quickly pull a firefighter dummy out of the smoke shack during the obstacle course portion of the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The 30th CES Utilities Team eventually won second place overall in this year’s competition. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Flight Team fill buckets from a pool during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Flight Team fill buckets from a pool during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Comptroller Squadron throw buckets of water onto a roof during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Comptroller Squadron throw buckets of water onto a roof during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team V spectators watch the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team V spectators watch the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – An Airman rolls a fire hose during the obstacle course portion of the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – An Airman rolls a fire hose during the obstacle course portion of the Fire Muster Competition here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster Competition marks the end of Fire Prevention Week and is a friendly competition of five-member teams racing to complete a series of feats simulating the rigorous training required of base firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of the 533rd Training Squadron work together to carry a firefighter dummy as part of an obstacle course event at the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.  The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of the 533rd Training Squadron work together to carry a firefighter dummy as part of an obstacle course event at the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of the 533rd Training Squadron work together to roll up a fire hose as part of the obstacle course event at the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.  The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of the 533rd Training Squadron work together to roll up a fire hose as part of the obstacle course event at the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A team from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron transitions to the final leg of the obstacle course event at the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A team from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron transitions to the final leg of the obstacle course event at the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg personnel compete in the fire truck pull event during the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg personnel compete in the fire truck pull event during the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg personnel prepare for the fire truck pull event during the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg personnel prepare for the fire truck pull event during the Fire Muster here Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg's annual Fire Prevention week to demonstrate the rigorous training required of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)