Those who have been on a real-world deployment know that boots on the ground is simply the beginning of a potentially long and arduous time. The need for security, fire prevention and EOD are needed to protect assets both living and non-living. This is where the training and the expertise of those known as first responders becomes paramount for any mission.
During the deployment rehearsal, members of the 375th Security Forces Squadron maintained the integrity of the simulated deployment area. They conducted sweeps of the area as well as safeguarded those under their protection by verifying all members entering the area had proper authentication.
Members from the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department also took part in training scenarios where they responded to vehicle accidents, medical emergencies and various other injects during the rehearsal. Firefighters are not only qualified in fire prevention but also as paramedics. The purpose for this is that firefighters may be the first on the scene and an instances where a delay in medical attention can be the difference between life and death, knowledge of self-aid and buddy care is paramount.