Cheney Free Press -

Fairchild hosts hazmat training

 

August 16, 2018

Shannen Talbot

Master Sgt. Michael Huggins takes a baby doll from an airman in full hazmat gear. The doll, nicknamed Susie, is used in the contamination training to teach airmen how to decontaminate infants and help families in an emergency.

"And...go!"

Sixteen airmen in gray shirts and blue shorts bolt through a parking lot on Fairchild Air Force Base. Ignoring the blazing sun, some dive into full-body hazmat suits, while others begin building a large structure and connecting it to water hoses. Wheeling equipment into the lot, airmen are shouting instructions and encouragement to each other, all clearly focused on one goal.

The average person watching might be baffled as to what that is, but these people know the job they're training for is essential.

The Fairchild Air Force Base Medical Group hosted an in-place patient conta...



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