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BMETs: Fixing equipment that takes cares of people

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, right, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, left, pose for a photo April 18, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, right, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, left, pose for a photo April 18, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Biomedical equipment techs advise medical staff and other agencies on biomedical equipment operational theory, physiological principles and safe applications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, secures a panel on a heart monitor machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, secures a panel on a heart monitor machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Biomedical equipment technicians maintain medical equipment and also conduct periodic inspections to evaluate issues relating to maintenance, safety, fire and disaster planning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

ech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, left, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, fix an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, left, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, fix an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Biomedical technicians repair equipment like heart monitors and magnetic resonance imaging machines to ensure the 39th Medical Group equipment adheres to federal and Air Force guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, right, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, left, install a screen on an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, right, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, left, install a screen on an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Biomedical equipment technicians assemble and conduct pre-operational tests to verify equipment is in compliance with medical and technical standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment technician, replaces a screen March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment technician, replaces a screen March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Biomedical technicians install, repair and modify biomedical equipment and support systems throughout Air Force hospitals and clinics, as well as ensure medical equipment warranties and guarantee programs stay up to date. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, fixes the screen on an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, fixes the screen on an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Biomedical equipment technicians repair broken equipment throughout the clinic and are experts in knowing the electrical, technological and physiological aspects of the equipment they maintain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, right, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, left, fix an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Tech. Sgt. Kristine Richardson, 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment NCO in charge, right, and Senior Airman Kirsten Lee, 39th MDSS biomedical equipment technician, left, fix an X-ray machine March 29, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Biomedical equipment technicians repair medical equipment throughout the clinic, ensuring Airmen can get the proper care they need from medical facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

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The 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment technicians keep medical equipment running to provide Airmen the care they need. Biomedical equipment techs advise medical staff and other agencies on biomedical equipment operational theory, physiological principles and safe applications. These technicians also repair broken equipment throughout the clinic and serve as the experts in knowing the electrical, technological and physiological aspects of the equipment they maintain.