Building teamwork with Central American Firefighters
Firefighters from seven Central American nations participate in live-fire training, one of many exercises the 34 participants experienced during a week-long iteration of CENTAM SMOKE (Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experience) at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 20, 2016. Joint Task Force-Bravo has trained 866 firefighters from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize since 2005, providing an opportunity for U.S. and Central American firefighters to work as one, building collaborative relationships as partner nations and allowing those involved to take valuable lessons back to their countries. Some Honduran firefighters who attended previous iterations of CENTAM SMOKE recently put what they learned to the test while fighting wildfires near Tela, Honduras. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. David Liapis/Released)

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