• Alex Temporado, USAG Yongsan fire department chief, explains how the exercise will be conducted to Col. Cho, Sun Gook,ROK-US Combined Forces Command Service Support Group Commandant, during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

    ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    Alex Temporado, USAG Yongsan fire department chief, explains how the exercise will be conducted to Col. Cho, Sun Gook,ROK-US Combined Forces Command Service Support Group Commandant, during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by...

  • A breakdown truck spreads the ladder to look for a possible casualty trapped in the balcony during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

    ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    A breakdown truck spreads the ladder to look for a possible casualty trapped in the balcony during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

  • All the personnel who participated in the exercise are gathered at the front of the friendship house during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

    ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    All the personnel who participated in the exercise are gathered at the front of the friendship house during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

  • ROK emergency team conducts medical procedure to the recued personnel during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

    ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    ROK emergency team conducts medical procedure to the recued personnel during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

  • ROK soldiers run to the friendship house as they receive a report of a fire during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

    ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    ROK soldiers run to the friendship house as they receive a report of a fire during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

  • Garrison firefighters approach the area where the fire initiated during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

    ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    Garrison firefighters approach the area where the fire initiated during the ROK-US Joint Fire Exercise, Jun 12. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Young Ho)

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- In times with the rising interest of fire safety, USAG Yongsan fire department conducted a joint fire exercise with the soldiers of Combined Forces Command Service Support Group, June 12.

After the vital fire broke out at the friendship house, members of the CFC Service Support Group soldiers swiftly responded, following the manual. They called in the fire to the USAG Yongsan Fire Department, Yongsan Fire Station and 8th Army Military Police to start putting out the fire.

Two casualties were rescued from the kitchen and received medical procedure which was given by the CFC Service Support Group emergency team. Alex Temporado, USAG Yongsan fire department chief, left his remarks after the drill.

"I'm pretty satisfied with the overall result, the ROK soldiers and our firefighters showed the sense of urgency and the action was swift," Temporado said. "Yongsan is a unique installation. We have so many different representatives in here, all designated in numerous sections. Some of these departments can create a synergy effect by working together but may not just have the chance. This is the reason why we always try to work with our counterparts when we get the opportunity."

The purpose of the exercise was to enhance the initial response when a fire breaks out, and to put out the fire and establish a rescue operation system through close cooperation with the USAG Yongsan Fire Department and Yongsan Fire Station. Around 60 ROK and U.S servicemen and women, two fire engines, a breakdown truck, and an ambulance participated.

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