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Airman 1st Class Javon Coleman, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, adjusts his self-contained breathing apparatus mask during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Airman 1st Class Javon Coleman, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, adjusts his self-contained breathing apparatus mask during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. An SCBA provides breathable air in atmospheres that are harmful to Airmen’s health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

Airman 1st Class Matthew Bendorf, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, participates in a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Bendorf, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, participates in a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. A native of Sacramento, California, 25 year-old Bendorf joined the U.S. Air Force to create better opportunities for his family. He appreciates the quick decision making that comes with being a firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Shelton, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron station chief, directs fellow firefighters during a live-fire training August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Shelton, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron station chief, directs fellow firefighters during a live-fire training August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Shelton oversaw a firefighter team as they extinguished a car fire during a training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

Airman 1st Class Kenyatta Hinton-Pope and Airman 1st Class Matthew Bendorf, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, connect a hose during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Airman 1st Class Kenyatta Hinton-Pope and Airman 1st Class Matthew Bendorf, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, connect a hose during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Firefighters train constantly to increase proficiency and skills necessary to perform the job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

Staff Sgt. Kami Clarkson, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, participates in live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Staff Sgt. Kami Clarkson, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, participates in live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The base has 5 different fire stations to ensure personnel are within a reasonable distance to respond to an emergency that could occur on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

Airman 1st Class Matthew Bendorf, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, operates a control panel on a firetruck during a training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Bendorf, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, operates a control panel on a firetruck during a training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The base has 5 different fire stations to ensure personnel are within a reasonable distance to respond to an emergency that could occur on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

Airman 1st Class Javon Coleman, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, participates in a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Airman 1st Class Javon Coleman, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, participates in a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, 20 year-old Coleman joined the U.S. Air Force to build a better foundation for his future. As a firefighter he enjoys being able to help people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Shelton, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron station chief, checks equipment during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Shelton, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron station chief, checks equipment during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Firefighters train to ensure proficiency with various types of equipment, allowing them to properly and safely conduct their job during real world events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Airman 1st Class Javon Coleman, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, adjusts his self-contained breathing apparatus mask during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. An SCBA provides breathable air in atmospheres that are harmful to Airmen’s health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)