Nearly a dozen Honduran PUMCIR (Personal Utilizado en Misiones Contra Incendio y Rescate – Personnel Used in Fire and Rescue) volunteers and seven U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, await the final go-ahead from PUMCIR instructor and founder Herberth Gaekel to begin a search and rescue exercise in the Comayagua National Park near El Volcan, Honduras, Sept. 24, 2016. Gaekel, who also works as the 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department liaison at Soto Cano AB, founded the PUMCIR in 1994 after learning of a tragic story involving the loss of life that might have been prevented had there been search and rescue capabilities in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis)
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