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VAFB firefighters 'learn ropes' at rescue technician course

Seth Wells rappels a stretcher with Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo inside during the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Seth Wells rappels with a stretcher holding Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo during the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Rescue Technician course students tie a stretcher to Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire and Emergency Services flight at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Rescue Technician course students tie a stretcher to Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire and Emergency Services flight at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Vandenberg's Fire and Emergency Services flight attends the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11.  The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Vandenberg's Fire and Emergency Services flight attends the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire and Emergency Services flight, attends the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11.  The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire and Emergency Services flight, attends the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Rescue Technician course students tie a stretcher to Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire and Emergency Services flight at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Rescue Technician course students tie a stretcher to Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire and Emergency Services flight at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Vandenberg's Fire and Emergency Services flight practice rappeling a stretcher during the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11.  The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

Vandenberg's Fire and Emergency Services flight practice rappeling a stretcher during the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)