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A Chance for Firefighters to Learn

Photo Credit: East Hampton Fire Department/Michael Heller

May 18, 2021
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The Trust is preparing to remove the old restaurant building from the Georgica Pond Preserve. However, before the building is torn down, local fire departments had a chance to use the site for some important trainings. Organized by the East Hampton Fire Department, crews from the East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Amagansett, Springs and Montauk Fire Departments coordinated on smoke drills.

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Photo Credit: East Hampton Fire Department/Michael Heller

According to the East Hampton Fire Department: “The opportunity allowed approximately 60 firefighters to practice the skills necessary to conduct searches for disoriented/lost firefighters in zero visibility conditions, in a large commercial building with a complex floor plan.”

The Peconic Land Trust is honored to provide our local fire departments with the site for this important training.

“All the crews were enthusiastic. An another important aspect of the exercise was getting the different crews the experience of working together and gaining the trust in each other they would need in a real large fire such as at the Sag Harbor Cinema a few years ago,” said Sara Davison, Executive Director of the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation who observed the drills.

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