Being a Marine means inherently putting your life at risk for the lives of others, and being a Marine firefighter is no different. Each day these men and women wake up and train to take on any accident that may happen in their area, to ensure that they are the first in and last out of a burning fire. Pilots know that they can count on these well trained and highly motivated firefighters to do their job in a tough spot, and do whatever it takes to keep them and their flight crew alive at any cost.
Being in a smaller Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) really does have its perks. One of those perks is that you work in smaller groups and share a very tight bond with the men and women that you serve with. Knowing each one of them and their families, as well as their capabilities under pressure, makes this job something that every Marine can be proud of.
Check out the video below to see this men and women in action, and learn what it takes to be an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter: