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Commanders, Superintendents, First Sergeant Challenge

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason Hall, superintendent of the 97th Operations Group, prepares to take part in the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason Hall, superintendent of the 97th Operations Group, prepares to take part in the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Participants of the event had to perform tasks while wearing firefighter equipment during the event to learn about what the firefighters are prepared for in their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Paul Pohnert, superintendent of the 97th Mission Support Group, gets his helmet fitted by a firefighter assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Paul Pohnert, superintendent of the 97th Mission Support Group, gets his helmet fitted by a firefighter assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The event was the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge, where base leadership experienced what it’s like being a firefighter by competing in various events simulating what the 97th CE members have to do in their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Pederson, commander of the 97th Mission Support Group, gives the signal that he is ready to participate in the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Pederson, commander of the 97th Mission Support Group, gives the signal that he is ready to participate in the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. During the challenge, base leadership crawled through a smoke-filled room to find a mannequin and carry it out as part of Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

Participants of the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge seen through a thermal imaging device, crawl through a smoke-filled room, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Participants of the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge seen through a thermal imaging device, crawl through a smoke-filled room, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The challenge was designed to showcase scenarios that firefighters could encounter on the job, as part of Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

Participants of the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge breach an entryway during the event, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Participants of the Group Commander and Superintendent Challenge breach an entryway during the event, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Once inside, competitors had to crawl with limited visibility to perform a search and rescue operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge put on the required gear for the challenge, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge put on the required gear for the challenge, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Participants complete in four timed challenges that simulated the work that firefighters endure on a regular basis as part of Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

A participant of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge hits a block with a hammer in order to move it the required distance as part of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

A participant of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge hits a block with a hammer in order to move it the required distance as part of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. This challenge involved strength, skill and accuracy to simulate the action of chopping down a door as part of the training required by the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron rescue personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge sprint to start the event as part of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge sprint to start the event as part of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Events during the challenge were timed and required skill and accuracy to mimic daily actions of firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge discuss their strategy plan for the event, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge discuss their strategy plan for the event, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The structural live fire training building is used for routine field training by the firefighters of the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge drag a hose, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
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Participants of the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant Challenge drag a hose, Oct. 25, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. This challenge was made more difficult since the hose was filled with water, making it around 200 lbs. After dragging the hose, participants had to spray a tennis ball off of a cone to show their accuracy with a fire hose. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

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