Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) received training on hose-handling procedures on November 17.
Chief petty officers and first class petty officers from the In-port Emergency Team (IET) gathered around a live hose during a fire simulation. Chief Navy Counselor Yenier Ramirez, Damage Control Training Team (DCCT) lead, looked as Sailors shout the command, “Relieve the nozzleman.”
Ramirez explained that the key to being mission ready is being prepared for any casualty that may arise.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a real threat of a fire.
I want my duty section to get a realization of how powerful a fully-charged hose truly is so that nobody is surprised when we do have to fight a fire.
Aviation Technician 1st Class Shelldon Hunter, a member of duty section eight’s IET, also recognized the significance of drills such as this hose-handling evolution.
These types of drills are important because we are all responsible for taking care of the ship.
Part of our responsibility is understanding and being prepared for any situation.
Lincoln is currently undergoing Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
Lincoln is the fifth ship of the Nimitz class to undergo a RCOH, a major life-cycle milestone. Once RCOH is complete, Lincoln will be one of the most modern and technologically advanced Nimitz-class carriers.
Press release, Image: US Navy