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Airman 1st Class Shawn Edgecomb, 81 Civil Engineer Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, attaches a hose to a fire hydrant in order to put out a simulated train derailment and building fire during a major accident response exercise today.  The exercise was designed to test Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together.  (U.S Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman 1st Class Shawn Edgecomb, 81 Civil Engineer Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, attaches a hose to a fire hydrant in order to put out a simulated train derailment and building fire during a major accident response exercise today. The exercise was designed to test Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together. (U.S Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Left to right, Senior Airman Michael Kehoe, Airman Basic Shawn Edgecomb, Donavan Oosterhuis, civilian, and Staff Sergeant Timothy Hogan, all 81st Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters work together to decontaminate Airman Kyle Stewart, 334th Training Squadron student and injury volunteer, during a major accident response exercise held near the intersection of White Avenue and Irish Hill Rd.  The exercise tested Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together in the event of a train derailment.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Left to right, Senior Airman Michael Kehoe, Airman Basic Shawn Edgecomb, Donavan Oosterhuis, civilian, and Staff Sergeant Timothy Hogan, all 81st Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters work together to decontaminate Airman Kyle Stewart, 334th Training Squadron student and injury volunteer, during a major accident response exercise held near the intersection of White Avenue and Irish Hill Rd. The exercise tested Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together in the event of a train derailment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

left, TSgt Jeffrey Zaleski, 81 Civil Engineer Squadron;  center, Airman Kyle Stewart, 334 Training Squadron student; right, SSgt Jason Haddock, 81 Civil Engineer Squadron.  The 2 firemen carry Stewart to a decontamination site, during a major accident response exercise today.  The exercise was designed to test Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

left, TSgt Jeffrey Zaleski, 81 Civil Engineer Squadron; center, Airman Kyle Stewart, 334 Training Squadron student; right, SSgt Jason Haddock, 81 Civil Engineer Squadron. The 2 firemen carry Stewart to a decontamination site, during a major accident response exercise today. The exercise was designed to test Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

left, Major Lynn Vix, 81 Aerospace Medicine Squadron;  center, Airman Basics Cassie Holmes and Cara Chamberlain, both are students from the 334 Training Squadron.  Vix is treating the airmen’s burns and wounds after being loaded into an ambulance which will transport them to the Keesler Medical Center for more extensive treatment.  They were severly burned and injured in the accident.  Holmes was the driver of the vehicle that was struck by the derailed train,during a major accident response exercise held near the intersection of White Avenue and Irish Hill Rd.  The exercise tested Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together in the event of a train derailment.  U.S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

left, Major Lynn Vix, 81 Aerospace Medicine Squadron; center, Airman Basics Cassie Holmes and Cara Chamberlain, both are students from the 334 Training Squadron. Vix is treating the airmen’s burns and wounds after being loaded into an ambulance which will transport them to the Keesler Medical Center for more extensive treatment. They were severly burned and injured in the accident. Holmes was the driver of the vehicle that was struck by the derailed train,during a major accident response exercise held near the intersection of White Avenue and Irish Hill Rd. The exercise tested Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base first-responders' ability to work together in the event of a train derailment. U.S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)