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Boston, MA., July 24, 2013: Fire fighter Joanna Westland, 23, performs a drill on a Jet Blue jet as part of a training exercise. In some cases, fire fighters will board a plane if there is a report of smoke in the cabin and evacuate passengers via the portable stairs instead of the inflatable slides which can cause injuries. Boston has one of the best airline fighting fighting crews in the nation. Photograph by Evan McGlinn for The New York Times.

Boston, MA., July 24, 2013: Fire fighter Joanna Westland, 23, performs a drill on a Jet Blue jet as part of a training exercise. In some cases, fire fighters will board a plane if there is a report of smoke in the cabin and evacuate passengers via the portable stairs instead of the inflatable slides which can cause injuries. Boston has one of the best airline fighting fighting crews in the nation. Photograph by Evan McGlinn for The New York Times.