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Fire Muster 2006 competition gets fierce

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Squadrons from across the base formed teams to compete in the 2006 Fire Muster Oct. 13 at Unity Park. This Airman is pounding on the sled while competing in the obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Squadrons from across the base formed teams to compete in the 2006 Fire Muster Oct. 13 at Unity Park. This Airman is pounding on the sled while competing in the obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- One sole part of the Fire Muster competition was the truck pull. The 27th Communications Squadron strategy included pulling from as close to the truck as they could. The communications squadron took first place in the overall competition Oct. 13. Coming in second was the 27th Comptroller Squadron, followed by the 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron in third. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- One sole part of the Fire Muster competition was the truck pull. The 27th Communications Squadron strategy included pulling from as close to the truck as they could. The communications squadron took first place in the overall competition Oct. 13. Coming in second was the 27th Comptroller Squadron, followed by the 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron in third. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The 27th Ccommunications Squadron and the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron test their spraying accuracy by pushing a keg across a wire in the Waterball competition at the annual Fire Muster Oct. 13. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The 27th Ccommunications Squadron and the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron test their spraying accuracy by pushing a keg across a wire in the Waterball competition at the annual Fire Muster Oct. 13. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Sparky, a Cannon Fire Fighter, kept the Fire Prevention Week festivities going by doing a live appearance at the base exchange Oct. 14. While  there, he met with junior fire detector Thomas Cluverius, 2, and his mother Laura about fire safety at home. Thomas’ dad, Tech. Sgt. Michael Cluverius, is deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, from the 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Sparky, a Cannon Fire Fighter, kept the Fire Prevention Week festivities going by doing a live appearance at the base exchange Oct. 14. While there, he met with junior fire detector Thomas Cluverius, 2, and his mother Laura about fire safety at home. Thomas’ dad, Tech. Sgt. Michael Cluverius, is deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, from the 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The dummy drag took place in the middle of the Obstacle Course. Racers had to pick up the dummy, run down the course, climb through a window and to the bucket lift. Some teams simply threw the dummy through the window in an attempt to waste less time. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The dummy drag took place in the middle of the Obstacle Course. Racers had to pick up the dummy, run down the course, climb through a window and to the bucket lift. Some teams simply threw the dummy through the window in an attempt to waste less time. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Tech. Sgt. Lorenzo Trotter, 27th Communications Squadron, dons a full fire fighter ensemble as part of the Obstacle Course at the annual Fire Muster Oct. 13. The course included items such as a bucket lift, tunnel crawl and ended with a dash for the finish line. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Tech. Sgt. Lorenzo Trotter, 27th Communications Squadron, dons a full fire fighter ensemble as part of the Obstacle Course at the annual Fire Muster Oct. 13. The course included items such as a bucket lift, tunnel crawl and ended with a dash for the finish line. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)