Honduran, U.S. volunteers conduct underground search and rescue training
A backpack belonging to a Honduran PUMCIR (Personal Utilizado en Misiones Contra Incendio y Rescate – Personnel Used in Fire and Rescue) volunteer, bearing the Honduran Fire Department “Bomberos” patch, sits outside a cave in Comayagua National Park near El Volcan, Honduras, Sept. 24, 2016. Herberth Gaekel, 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department liaison at Soto Cano Air Base and PUMCIR founder and instructor said the training he provides significantly augments what training the volunteers, who are also often full or part-time Bomberos, already receive, and in many cases would not receive if not for his program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis)