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S.W.A.T. certification granted to Mountain Home Air Force Base Emergency Response Team

At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.

Members of the Emergency Services Team walk through a building during training Nov. 27, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong)

At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.

Members of the Emergency Services Team train at a forward movement facility Nov. 28, 2017, in Meridian, Idaho. The training scenarios used, prepare the Airmen to respond at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong)

At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.

Members of the Emergency Services Team train at a forward movement facility Nov. 28, 2017, in Meridian, Idaho. The training scenarios used, prepare the Airmen to respond at a moments notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong)

At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.

Members of the Emergency Services Team train at a forward movement facility Nov. 28, 2017, in Meridian, Idaho. The training scenarios used, prepare the Airmen to respond at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong)

At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.

A member of the Emergency Services Team scans the area for threats during training Nov. 27, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong)

At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.

Members of the Emergency Services Team conduct training Nov. 27, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The training prepared the Airmen to be able to perform as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong)

At the end of the training course, the team will be recognized as a Special Weapons and Tactics team, also known as S.W.A.T.

Members of the Emergency Services Team carry away a "suspicious person" during training Nov. 27, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Some of the training scenarios included a no-notice recall, crisis negotiation and active shooter response.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- 366th Security Forces Squadron defenders participated in Emergency Services Team training here, Nov. 27, 2017.

The training course began with a no-notice recall, which started the evaluation of the overall capability of the EST.

"It is very important that people are prepared for high stress," said Matt Schneider, Forward Movement Training Center president. "We hear a lot that we fight how we train. If we are training in environments that are not providing that element of stress, then we are not invoking the fight or flight aspect of our brains and that is critically important."

This training prepared the Airmen to perform as a Special Weapons and Tactics team.

"It's a nationally accredited training that allows us to be recognized as a SWAT team and we can respond to any emergency on base without having to wait for outside agencies," said Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Couchman, 366th Security Forces Squadron response force leader.

Training scenarios included crisis negotiation, room clearing, active shooter and much more. The scenarios better prepare the team to be ready at a moment's notice.

"I've done years and months of training and I'm ready for any situation, emergency or otherwise, that comes up," Couchman said.