Being a firefighter is not easy and neither is the process of becoming one. The Vectrus fire department located on Camp As Sayliyah recently organized the 2014 Firefighter Challenge for Soldiers to test their skill and stamina. Competition was fierce and the challenge was grueling in the heat of the Middle East. Firefighters fight active fires and make emergency medical calls, so the competition not only included putting out fires, but challenged the participants to rescue and perform emergency services as well. Above: Vectrus Firefighter demonstrates to the Soldiers how to suit up quickly when the alarm goes off...
and how to recsue people from a burning building.
Soldier performs CPR as part of the challenge.
The competition included carrying hoses to the fire.