Honduran, U.S. volunteers conduct underground search and rescue training
Herberth Gaekel, 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department liaison at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and PUMCIR (Personal Utilizado en Misiones Contra Incendio y Rescate – Personnel Used in Fire and Rescue) founder and instructor, prepares to stretch a safety rope along a narrow, slick section of trail while conducting search and rescue training in Comayagua National Park near El Volcan, Honduras, Sept. 24, 2016. Gaekel plans, leads and funds all PUMCIR activities and ensures the safety of the volunteers while they participate in realistic training scenarios such as cave extractions, low and high-angle recovery and water rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis)