Wednesday, July 26, 2006

RAM Squad Exercises Ability to Rescue Coalition Forces

Ram Squad
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
By MSGT Andrew Gates 407th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs

ALI BASE, Iraq — Firefighting, in and of itself, tends to be a strenuous and dangerous job, requiring its practitioners to place themselves in harm’s way to save lives and property.

A team of 20 Air National Guard firefighters at Ali Base have volunteered to increase both the danger and the strenuousness of their job, working on the Rescue Air Mobility Squad.

RAMS members are combat firefighters who travel “outside the wire” – outside the protection of the military base – to rapidly extricate victims from vehicles, said Senior Master Sgt. Roy Moore, 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter and one of two team leaders for the RAMS.
Photo by SSGT Rasheen Douglas
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