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Cheyenne Mountain AFS hosts emergency course

Chris Smith, Cheyenne Mountain AFS firefighter, smiles while driving a mutual aid partner’s fire engine during the emergency vehicle operator’s course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Christopher Soliz)

Chris Smith, Cheyenne Mountain AFS firefighter, smiles while driving a mutual aid partner’s fire engine during the emergency vehicle operator’s course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Christopher Soliz)

by Christopher Soliz

721st Mission Support Group

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. — The Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station fire department recently hosted an Emergency Vehicle Operations Train-the-Trainer Course. This was an opportunity for agencies to send their brightest instructors to a nationally recognized Department of Transportation course.

More than a dozen agencies from across Colorado and Wyoming participated in the event and topics included teaching emergency vehicle methodology, vehicle characteristics, vehicle safety and driving skills.

Graduates will use this knowledge to design and implement a vehicle operations course for their home agencies and local responders.

“This course is part of an on-going dedication our department has to sharing knowledge and resources so that all of our communities are safer and responders can provide superior customer service,” said Chris Miller, Cheyenne Mountain AFS fire chief.

Cheyenne Mountain AFS is one of the six installations the 21st Space Wing professionally operates around the globe.

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