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Ice Rescue Training with Sandy Hook

On February 11th, 2018 Newtown Hook & Ladder combined efforts with Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue to train several members in Cold Water / Ice Rescue. Utilizing apparatus bays for practicing indoors during heavy rain before moving out on real ice.

Extrication Training with Dodgingtown FD

On Sunday, November 12th, 2017 Newtown Hook & Ladder worked collaboratively with Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Department to practice various vehicle stabilization and extrication techniques.

Company Drill

Monday evening, September 15, 2014, Newtown Hook and Ladder held training on ventilation practices. Utilizing a vacant structure on Cedar Hill Rd. donated to the Hook & Ladder for training purposes department members got the chance to practice ventilation techniques. Focusing on vertical ventilation crews performed several evolutions on the roof cutting ventilation holes. Twenty one fire department members and officers attended this training.

Company Drill

Monday evening, August 8, 2014, Newtown Hook and Ladder held training on water supply and drafting operations. Multiple evolutions were conducted at the Town’s boat launch on Hanover Rd. Operations at both suppression tanks and dry hydrants were practiced as well as drafting water from static sources and flowing water to master streams. Twenty two fire department members and officers attended this training.

Company Drill

Monday evening, July, 21, 2014 Newtown Hook & Ladder conducted rope rescue training. Working from a side road in a wooded area of the Fairfield Hills campus the training officers described a rescue scenario to the department members. Simulating an injured hiker in the woods at the bottom of a 60’ ravine, practicing their Low Angle Rope Rescue skills department members retrieved the injured person. Methodically, a team of four rescuers descended to the victim caring for his/her injuries and reading the victim for recovery. This took place while other teams on the road made a hauling system to recover the victim and the four rescuers. Utilizing a mechanical advantage system the packaged victim in stokes basket and four rescuers were evacuated from the ravine simultaneously by only three additional members and safety personnel. Twenty-four department firefighters and officers attended the training that extended into the night.

Company Drill

Monday evening, June 16, 2014 Newtown Hook and Ladder practiced their forcible entry skills as well as raising several portable ground ladders. Multiple evolutions took place and twenty-two department firefighters and officers were in attendance.