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Joseph Suddarth, a 96th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, communicates and coordinates with exercise planners and first responders during a simulated aircraft hijacking scenario as part of the 96th Test Wing’s force protection condition exercise Aug. 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The FPCON exercise tested the base’s first responders’ rescue skills while the simulated hijacker was apprehended and the injured were moved to safety for treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

The way 911 calls are routed on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., depend on whether they are made from mobile devices or base landlines. When they come from mobile devices, they are routed through outside emergency agencies, possibly delaying emergency response times. Calls made from base landlines are routed directly to Eglin’s Fire Alarm Communications Center, alleviating callers having to request to be transferred to Eglin’s emergency lines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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