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Honduran, U.S. volunteers conduct underground search and rescue training
Honduran PUMCIR (Personal Utilizado en Misiones Contra Incendio y Rescate – Personnel Used in Fire and Rescue) volunteers and a U.S. Air Force Airman assigned as a firefighter with the 612th Air Base Squadron at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, pull a roll-up stretcher carrying “Bartholomew,” a 50-pound dummy, from the mouth a cave during search and rescue training in Comayagua National Park near El Volcan, Honduras, Sept. 24, 2016. Herberth Gaekel, 612th ABS Fire Department liaison and PUMCIR) founder and instructor seeks to involve U.S. service members in the training in order to provide them an opportunity to share with and learn from their Honduran counterparts as well as to encourage positive relationship building between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis)