Personnel in these teams provide fire-prevention and fire-protection services for deployed forces in stability operations and support operations. The teams are used when host nation (HN) fire-protection support cannot provide adequate protection or is nonexistent. The teams protect internal and external (HN and other US services) Army assets. They maintain fireprotection equipment, advise the higher commanders of fire-defense plans, and train auxiliary firefighters as required. The fire-fighting teams are LA, LB, LC. They are designed to provide task-oriented support, depending on the tactical and logistical considerations involved.