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Vandenberg holds Fire Muster Competition

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Scott Balatgek, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, talks about safety and the rules for completing this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held annually to demonstrate what a firefighter experiences both physically and mentally. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Scott Balatgek, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, talks about safety and the rules for completing this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held annually to demonstrate what a firefighter experiences both physically and mentally. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. –The base chapel team pulls a fire engine in the annual Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is an annual competition between squadrons held at the parade grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. –The base chapel team pulls a fire engine in the annual Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is an annual competition between squadrons held at the parade grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – The Edwards Team, one of the 30th Launch Readiness Squadron’s teams, pulls a fire engine during the fire engine pull in this year’s Fire Muster competition held at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is a friendly annual competition between squadrons held at the parade grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – The Edwards Team, one of the 30th Launch Readiness Squadron’s teams, pulls a fire engine during the fire engine pull in this year’s Fire Muster competition held at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is a friendly annual competition between squadrons held at the parade grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Members of Team Vandenberg pull a fire truck during the fire engine pull at this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is an annual competition between squadrons held at the parade grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Members of Team Vandenberg pull a fire truck during the fire engine pull at this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is an annual competition between squadrons held at the parade grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Alan Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire engineer, steers the engine during the fire engine pull at this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is just one of the many events held this week in support of National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Alan Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire engineer, steers the engine during the fire engine pull at this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster is just one of the many events held this week in support of National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Julio Pequet with Capt. Laura Miz, both of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, pull an engine during the fire engine pull to claim first prize at this year’s Fire Muster competition here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. More than 100 participants made up 21 teams in this year’s competition in support of National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Julio Pequet with Capt. Laura Miz, both of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, pull an engine during the fire engine pull to claim first prize at this year’s Fire Muster competition here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. More than 100 participants made up 21 teams in this year’s competition in support of National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. –  The 30th Space Communication Squadron team pulls the fire engine as Alan Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire engineer, steers the engine during the fire engine pull at this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is just one of the many events held this week in support of National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE B ASE, Calif. – The 30th Space Communication Squadron team pulls the fire engine as Alan Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire engineer, steers the engine during the fire engine pull at this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is just one of the many events held this week in support of National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Rodney Bryant, 14th Air Force standardization and evaluation manager scoops water from a pool to assist his team with bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Rodney Bryant, 14th Air Force standardization and evaluation manager scoops water from a pool to assist his team with bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Sam French, 533rd Training Squadron instructor, drains water from a fire hose during the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Sam French, 533rd Training Squadron instructor, drains water from a fire hose during the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Joshua Trayers, 30th Security Forces Squadron member, helps his team pull a fire truck during the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Joshua Trayers, 30th Security Forces Squadron member, helps his team pull a fire truck during the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Capt. Sean Ballard and Capt. Shane Walker, both 30th Space Wing chaplains, spray down a traffic cone during the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Capt. Sean Ballard and Capt. Shane Walker, both 30th Space Wing chaplains, spray down a traffic cone during the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Scott Balatgek, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, talks about safety and the rules for competing in this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Scott Balatgek, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, talks about safety and the rules for competing in this year’s Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Brandon Jacobson, 30th Comptroller Squadron financial services flight commander, throws a bucket of water on a roof during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week celebrations to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Brandon Jacobson, 30th Comptroller Squadron financial services flight commander, throws a bucket of water on a roof during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week celebrations to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)