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Early morning fire exercise at the 181 IW

Airmen from the 181 Intelligence Wing,  along with the Terre Haute Fire Department,  conducted a fire response exercise at the 181 Intelligence Wing, July 29, 2015. The 181 IW Inspection Team used this exercise to evaluate response time, current obstacles, and existing checklists and procedures. Building our relations with community organizations is key to the Indiana Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman/Released)

Airmen from the 181 Intelligence Wing, along with the Terre Haute Fire Department, conducted a fire response exercise at the 181 Intelligence Wing, July 29, 2015. The 181 IW Inspection Team used this exercise to evaluate response time, current obstacles, and existing checklists and procedures. Building our relations with community organizations is key to the Indiana Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman/Released)

Airmen from the 181 Intelligence Wing,  along with the Terre Haute Fire Department,  conducted a fire response exercise at the 181 Intelligence Wing, July 29, 2015. The 181 IW Inspection Team used this exercise to evaluate response time, current obstacles, and existing checklists and procedures. Building our relations with community organizations is key to the Indiana Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman/Released)

Airmen from the 181 Intelligence Wing, along with the Terre Haute Fire Department, conducted a fire response exercise at the 181 Intelligence Wing, July 29, 2015. The 181 IW Inspection Team used this exercise to evaluate response time, current obstacles, and existing checklists and procedures. Building our relations with community organizations is key to the Indiana Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman/Released)

HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. -- 181 Intelligence Wing and the Terre Haute Fire Department conducted a fire response exercise at the 181 Intelligence Wing ANGB,  July 29, 2015.

The alarm sounded at 9 a.m. and soon after members of the 181 IW evacuated the building and assembled at the rally point, where they waited for the on scene commander to take over.

After being escorted by the 181 Security Forces personnel, local fire department showed up on the scene and the training began with Wing members and the THFD personnel.

"During our 181 IW exercise, the local Terre Haute Fire Department did a great job preparing our Wing for a fire response. Since we don't have a firehouse on base, it's great to know we have the support of our community's Fire Fighters," said Col. L. Kip Clark, commander of the 181 Intelligence Wing.

The 181IW Inspection Team evaluated the response time, obstacles, and existing checklist and procedures.

"The 181 IW conducts exercises like this to ensure the safety and preparedness of our personnel. Also, by writing realistic scenarios, we build relationships with our civilian emergency response personnel in the community," said 181 IW director of inspections.