Thursday, May 3, 2012

Confined-space exercise

Released by 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Emergency personnel assist a "victim" during a confined-space exercise April 20, 2012 conducted by the 442nd Maintenance Squadron. The exercise, mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Air Force Instruction and Air Force Occupational Safety and Health, simulated a technician falling unconscious in an A-10 Thunderbolt II fuel tank. Technicians simulated harnessing and lifting the injured Airmen from the fuselage, performing self aid and buddy care, and assisting emergency personnel. The 442nd MXS is part of the 442nd Fighter Wing, an A-10 Thunderbolt II Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Johnston) Hi-res

Note: Pictured is A-10C 79-0121 from the 303rd Fighter Squadron. Crew inscription: PILOT: LT COL MARK ERNEWEIN, CREW CHIEF: SSGT DON JOHNSTON, ASST. CREW CHIEF: SRA KENNETH VAUGHAN

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