Grissom Airmen undergo Hazardous Materials training

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE — Grissom Airmen from the 434th Civil Engineering Squadron recently underwent a hazardous material training exercise.

Hazardous materials are a fact of life on any Air Force base, but with proper care and safety measures, the risk they pose can be greatly mitigated. For CE, it’s important to have a plan in place for when things go wrong, and practice that plan often.

“One aspect of an emergency manager’s job is to respond to disasters, both natural and man-made, to mitigate destruction of our property and protect lives,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jon Raschke, 434th CES emergency manager.

Though the materials used in training were not actually hazardous, the exercise itself was very realistic, said Raschke.

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Source: U.S. Air Forece Reserve Command