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Faces of the Defender: Fire Protection

Firefighters spraying water on fire.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ryan Taylor, a fire protection journeyman with the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, describes the duties of an Air National Guard fire fighter in an interview recorded in Peoria, Ill., Nov. 3, 2019. Fire protection specialist protects people, property and the environment from fire and disasters by providing fire prevention, firefighting, rescue, hazardous materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction responses. (U.S. Air National Guard screenshot from a video by Senior Airman Jay Grabiec & Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

PEORIA, Ill. --