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Portuguese and U.S. Airmen team up for MASCAL exercise

Dimas Martins, 65th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter explains his evacuation procedure plan with Tech. Sgt. Floydzell Kimble, 65th CES exercise evaluator, during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012.  Lajes Airmen and their Portuguese partner’s exercised solidarity as they put into practice emergency procedures for a downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug.  5th. (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Dimas Martins, 65th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter explains his evacuation procedure plan with Tech. Sgt. Floydzell Kimble, 65th CES exercise evaluator, during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen and their Portuguese partner’s exercised solidarity as they put into practice emergency procedures for a downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Firefighters  from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron put out a simulated fire on an aircraft during an joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up thier Portuguese counterparts and practiced for a worst case scenario prior to the upcoming Open House on August 5th. (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron put out a simulated fire on an aircraft during an joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up thier Portuguese counterparts and practiced for a worst case scenario prior to the upcoming Open House on August 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Dimas Martins, 65th Civil Engineer firefighter guides members away from a simulated down aircraft during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Members of the Portuguese Air Force along with Lajes Airmen practiced their emergency readiness skills during a downed aircraft exercise scenario prior to the upcoming Open House Aug. 5th.  (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Dimas Martins, 65th Civil Engineer firefighter guides members away from a simulated down aircraft during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Members of the Portuguese Air Force along with Lajes Airmen practiced their emergency readiness skills during a downed aircraft exercise scenario prior to the upcoming Open House Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Dimas Martins, 65th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, guides Senior Airman John Carroll, 65th Communication Squadron away from a simulated down aircraft to a safe area during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th.  (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Dimas Martins, 65th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, guides Senior Airman John Carroll, 65th Communication Squadron away from a simulated down aircraft to a safe area during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron secure a member with simulated injuries to a stretcher during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012.  Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th.  (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Firefighters from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron secure a member with simulated injuries to a stretcher during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Airman 1st Class Krista Kollias, medical admin, 65th Medical Group, triages patients on the scene.  Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th.  (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Airman 1st Class Krista Kollias, medical admin, 65th Medical Group, triages patients on the scene. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Portuguese and U.S. medics triage people with simulated injuries during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen and their Portuguese partner’s exercised solidarity as they put into practice emergency procedures for a downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Portuguese and U.S. medics triage people with simulated injuries during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen and their Portuguese partner’s exercised solidarity as they put into practice emergency procedures for a downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Portuguese Air Force Lt. Marta Sousa, Air Base 4 medic, checks simulated patient for broken bones during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Members of the Portuguese Air Force along with Lajes Airmen practiced their emergency readiness skills during a downed aircraft exercise prior to the upcoming Open House Aug. 5th.  (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Portuguese Air Force Lt. Marta Sousa, Air Base 4 medic, checks simulated patient for broken bones during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Members of the Portuguese Air Force along with Lajes Airmen practiced their emergency readiness skills during a downed aircraft exercise prior to the upcoming Open House Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Newman, 65th Communication Squadron, receives medical attention for a simulated neck injury during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th.  (Photo by Lucas Silva)

Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Newman, 65th Communication Squadron, receives medical attention for a simulated neck injury during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)

Senior Master Sgt. Robert Stuart, 65th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, explains his plan as the incident commander with Tech. Sgt. Floydzell Kimble, 65th CES exercise evaluator, during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up with their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th
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Senior Master Sgt. Robert Stuart, 65th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, explains his plan as the incident commander with Tech. Sgt. Floydzell Kimble, 65th CES exercise evaluator, during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up with their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th

Staff Sgt. Joshua Vanhorn, 65th Medical Group discusses medical procedures in the event of a down aircraft with Portuguese Air Force Capt. Rui Almeida during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th.  (Photo by Lucas Silva)
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Vanhorn, 65th Medical Group discusses medical procedures in the event of a down aircraft with Portuguese Air Force Capt. Rui Almeida during a joint exercise at Lajes Field, July 30 2012. Lajes Airmen teamed up their Portuguese counterparts and practiced emergency procedures for a possible downed aircraft prior to the upcoming Open House on Aug. 5th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva)