USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and Federal Fire Complete Chapter 12 Fire Drill

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eloise Johnson
17 May 2022
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and Federal Fire Complete Chapter 12 Fire Drill
220517-N-IV962-1088 Sailors man a fire house in the lower vehicle stowage area during a simulated fire drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and Federal Fire Complete Chapter 12 Fire Drill
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and Federal Fire Complete Chapter 12 Fire Drill
220517-N-IV962-1088 Sailors man a fire house in the lower vehicle stowage area during a simulated fire drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Photo By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Eloise Johnson
VIRIN: 220523-N-N0831-0003
Sailors of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and Federal Fire San Diego collaborated during a simulated fire drill aboard the ship, May 17.
The simulated fire drill was conducted in order to build cohesion, and improve damage control readiness among Federal Fire San Diego and the ship’s crew.
“Makin Island needs to be ready to combat casualties at any time, and at any moment,” said Lt. Cmdr. Will Marden, damage control assistant. “We need to be ready to execute fire prevention working with Federal Fire of San Diego in order to protect the ship.”
Sailors who participated in the fire drill were required to don appropriate firefighting equipment, and respond to the simulated fire. Sailors were assessed and graded based on their ability to combat a fire onboard while integrating and training with Federal Fire of San Diego.
“This is a completely different drill,” said Damage Controlman 1st Class Brandt Follas, damage control training team leader. “We not only train the Sailors to fight the fire, but we also train with Federal Fire how to integrate our actions to combat a fire aboard a ship.”
The training, gives Sailors and participating entities an insider’s look on the unusual challenges of shipboard firefighting, especially in times of extreme vulnerability. Moreover, the training emphasizes the importance of effective communication and cooperation.
Makin Island is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship homeported in San Diego.

 
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