Honduran, U.S. volunteers conduct underground search and rescue training
Herberth Gaekel (middle), 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department liaison at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and PUMCIR (Personal Utilizado en Misiones Contra Incendio y Rescate – Personnel Used in Fire and Rescue) founder and instructor, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Doug Barron, 612th ABS firefighter, hands a bag containing clothes and toys to a Honduran boy during a search and rescue exercise in Comayagua National Park near El Volcan, Honduras, Sept. 24, 2016. Gaekel was leading his team of volunteers up to a cave near Montaña La Oki in order to practice extracting a victim from the cave using limited, portable rescue devices. Gaekel has provided realistic training to more than 750 students from all over Honduras since 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis)