Myrtle Beach AFB Wins Air Force Competition
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has been awarded top honors in the Air Force sponsored Annual Fire Protection Achievements Competition. In second place is Paine Air Force Base, Everett, Washington, with Bitburg Air Base, Germany placing third. Other installations selected for outstanding Exceptional Honorable Mention in the final judging include Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport,Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico; and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
USAF installations world-wide compete each year for a large engraved wall plaque. The competition is designed to promote and recognize results of effort expended by each base in developing and maintaining continuing excellence in all phases of a year-around fire protection program.
Fire protection performance areas considered in evaluating the quality of contest entries and the actual programs they represent include all phases of fire protection engineering applications, fire prevention promotion, and actual fire fighting, including on-the-ground aircraft fire fighting and related rescue operations.