Area firefighters participate in training exercise in Stonington
Firefighters from Deer Isle, Stonington, Blue Hill, Brooklin and Sedgwick participated in a training burn on the Airport Road on May 5.
Helping to organize
Deer Isle’s Assistant Chief Jim Foley helps orchestrate the training.
Area firefighters participated in a training burn in Stonington on May 5. In the foreground, Sedgwick Fire Fighter Ray Gale, flanked by Deer Isle members Chris Hutchinson and Jim Foley, help the younger recruits with hose training.
Ready to ignite
Deer Isle firefighter Bill Dammier brings the hay and Brian Townsend of Blue Hill brings the torch, but despite being able to extinguish fires, it turns out the department members are not the best at starting them.
A water reservoir was first established to provide a supply for the exercise.
Deer Isle firefighter Chris Hutchinson uses a pike pole to push a side of the building into itself.