Gear in the Wild: Aircraft rescue teams training for the worst

U.S. Marines assigned to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conduct fire containment drills at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 12, 2018. The training was conducted in order to maintain proficiency extinguishing aircraft fires in support of the air station’s mission of launching and recovering aircraft. ARFF is a special category of firefighting that involves the response, hazard mitigation, evacuation and possible rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft involved in a ground emergency.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Jones

Learn more about what it is to be a Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Marine in the video below: