Around the Kennedy Space Center - Craig Fifer
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Two of the M113 armored personnel carriers used by rescue teams in the event of a mishap during launch, and used by the astronauts if they evacuate the launch pad.  The rescue teams, known as the "Forward Firemen," are the closest people to the launch -- about one mile away.

Two of the M113 armored personnel carriers used by rescue teams in the event of a mishap during launch, and used by the astronauts if they evacuate the launch pad. The rescue teams, known as the "Forward Firemen," are the closest people to the launch -- about one mile away.