Firefighters learn to use new equipment in Weston

Area firefighters were busy Sunday training and learning how to use new equipment. More than two dozen firefighters made their way to the Weston Intermediate

More than two dozen firefighters made their way to the Weston Intermediate School, filling 3,000-gallon tankers with water from hydrants a few miles away from the school.

More than two dozen firefighters made their way to the Weston Intermediate School, filling 3,000-gallon tankers with water from hydrants a few miles away from the school. (6/14/15)

WESTON - Area firefighters were busy Sunday training and learning how to use new equipment.

More than two dozen firefighters made their way to the Weston Intermediate School, filling 3,000-gallon tankers with water from hydrants a few miles away from the school. They then pumped the water out of the tanks to a mock fire, ensuring the tanks stayed full.

In Weston and nearby towns, crews must bring in water when putting out a fire, instead of relying on hydrants.

Firefighters say the goal of the training was to improve how they get water to a fire and how they maintain their water supply. They also tested out a new radio system on a large scale for the first time.

Members of fire departments in New Canaan, Georgetown and Redding were also a part of the training.

 

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