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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.

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. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

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.

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. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

German soldiers belonging to the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 watch a Kaiserslautern Military Community firetruck spew water during a demonstration Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The soldiers familiarized themselves with U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft and American firefighting equipment during their visit.

German soldiers belonging to the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 watch a Kaiserslautern Military Community firetruck spew water during a demonstration Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The soldiers familiarized themselves with U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft and American firefighting equipment during their visit. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 take photos during a demonstration by the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The soldiers visited the air base to become familiar with U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft and American firefighting equipment.

German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 take photos during a demonstration by the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The soldiers visited the air base to become familiar with U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft and American firefighting equipment. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Ramstein Air Base's air traffic control tower is reflected in a pool of water as German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 watch a firetruck demonstration by the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department. The German soldiers visited the base to become familiar with American firefighting equipment and to learn something about the U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft, in case they need to respond in an emergency.

Ramstein Air Base's air traffic control tower is reflected in a pool of water as German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 watch a firetruck demonstration by the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department. The German soldiers visited the base to become familiar with American firefighting equipment and to learn something about the U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft, in case they need to respond in an emergency. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

A member of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department, center, explains the features of an American firetruck to German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464. The soldiers visited the base Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, to learn more about U.S. firefighting equipment and to become familiar with U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft, in case they are called upon to respond in an emergency.

A member of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department, center, explains the features of an American firetruck to German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464. The soldiers visited the base Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, to learn more about U.S. firefighting equipment and to become familiar with U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft, in case they are called upon to respond in an emergency. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

German soldiers belonging to the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 stand outside a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The soldiers visited Ramstein to learn about the aircraft and become familiar American firefighting equipment.

German soldiers belonging to the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 stand outside a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The soldiers visited Ramstein to learn about the aircraft and become familiar American firefighting equipment. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Station Capt. Klaus Rupp, of Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department's Fire Station No. 1, briefs German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 on the U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules. The German soldiers visited Ramstein Air Base to familiarize themselves with the aircraft and American firefighting equipment.

Station Capt. Klaus Rupp, of Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Department's Fire Station No. 1, briefs German soldiers from the 8th Kompanie, Spezialpionierbatallion 464 on the U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules. The German soldiers visited Ramstein Air Base to familiarize themselves with the aircraft and American firefighting equipment. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

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.

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. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

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.


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