Firefighters learn to use new equipment in Weston

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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