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Airmen assigned to 30th Civil Engineer Squadron prepared for pole-top rescue training Aug. 23 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

During their weekly drills, the Airmen practice emergency life-saving maneuvers to retrieve members who may become injured while working on a power pole.

While working pole-top, there are many risks service members could encounter such as electrocution and burns, making it imperative that proper rescue procedures are in place

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Each service member had four minutes to climb a power pole, retrieve a dummy, and lower the dummy safely to the ground.

The Airmen also practice confined space rescue and bucket truck rescue to ensure each Airmen is prepared during an emergency situation.

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