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German army firefighters schooled on Hercules at Ramstein

Station Capt. Klaus Rupp, of Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department's Fire Station No. 1, shows German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 how an emergency exit on a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules works.

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By MICHAEL ABRAMS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 18, 2014

The Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department hosted German soldiers of the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 from Speyer, at Ramstein Air Base on Thursday. The soldiers were there to familiarize themselves with U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft, should they need to help in an emergency. During the orientation, they watched a demonstration of a firetruck’s water delivery capabilities and checked out other American firefighting equipment.

A firetruck at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, sprays water in a demonstration for visiting German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The soldiers visited the air base to familiarize themselves with U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft and American firefighting equipment.
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