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    Colo. National Guard supporting Spring Fire response [Image 18 of 42]

    Colo. National Guard supporting Spring Fire response

    FORT GARLAND, CO, UNITED STATES

    07.06.2018

    Photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares 

    Colorado National Guard

    The 1157th Engineer Company (Firefighters) from the Colorado National Guard conduct a training exercise to prepare for any real-world incident at the Spring Creek Fire helipad in Fort Garland, Colo., July 6, 2018.

    The CONG has supported the Spring Creek Fire since July 1, 2018, providing capabilities to include: security personnel for traffic control points and roving patrols; two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews and aircraft each equipped with aerial water buckets; geological information system operators; as well as, refueling crews with Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical refueling trucks and firefighters with HEMTT firefighting vehicles.

    The CONG has also been providing an aviation search and rescue standby capability in support of the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center since July 1. The High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site facility in Gypsum, Colorado, is supporting the mission which is rapid response to aviation search and rescue missions, primarily for firefighter safety, in support of multiple wildfire responses throughout Colorado.

    On order of the Governor, the standing Joint Task Force - Centennial commands and integrates CONG forces to support civil authorities in assisting Colorado, or supported states, during times of crisis and disaster, to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage.

    (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 07.06.2018
    Date Posted: 07.10.2018 15:48
    Photo ID: 4541093
    VIRIN: 180706-Z-LY440-0707
    Resolution: 4256x2832
    Size: 1.04 MB
    Location: FORT GARLAND, CO, US 

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