403rd Wing holds first fire truck pull 403rd AMXS takes first place Fun event highlights importance of teamwork for ORI
Staff Sgt. Brandon Martin (right), 403rd Civil Engineers Squadron firefighter, digs in his heels as he and his teammates pull a P19 aircraft rescue firefighting truck during the 403rd Wing fire truck pull. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
Team members from the 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron celebrate after winning the 403rd Wing fire truck pull. The maintainers pulled the 32,000-pound truck 50 feet in 26.22 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens
403rd Wing Public Affairs
10/2/2011 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, MISS. -- During the October unit training assembly, 403rd Wing members participated in the unit's first fire truck pull.
Six teams of sixteen members from various 403rd shops competed in hauling a P19 aircraft rescue firefighting truck 50 feet during the Oct. 1 event here. The goal was to "go the distance" in the shortest amount of time.
The team from the 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron claimed victory for the event, pulling the 32,000-pound truck in 26.22 seconds (the truck's water tank was fully loaded).
The fire truck pull, sponsored by the 403rd Wing Human Resources Development Council and the Rising VI, was a fun way to highlight the importance of teamwork before the wing's Operational Readiness Inspection scheduled for January 2012, said Colonel Craig LaFave, 403rd WG vice commander.