On the ropes: firefighters complete advanced rescue course
Tech. Sgt. Alexander Spears, DOD Fire Academy instructor, teaches rescue technician course trainees about a weight distribution system using ropes Jan. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The DOD Fire Academy course provided hands-on high elevation rescue, rappelling and moving in confined spaces training for 12 Air Force firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)