Base firefighters

Members of the 482 Civil Engineering Squadron’s base fire department display their most recent award, the Ralph E. Sanborn Award. This annual award honors Chief Sanborn, who dedicated his 44-year career from 1943 to 1987 to improving Air Force fire-protection capabilities. Homestead’s fire department received the award for achieving the highest degree of excellence in base mission support and fire protection management, superior customer service and outreach efforts, innovativeness, quality management and quality of life initiatives. The fire department will compete at higher levels of competition in the near future, with the chance to represent the Air Force and the Department of Defense as the best fire department of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean)

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