Leadership

LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS FORM TRAINING GROUP

Issue 2 and Volume 136.

LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS FORM TRAINING GROUP TRAINING By pooling resources, nine Connecticut departments have been able to purchase training aids, operate a library and improve the exchange of information. Many volunteer fire departments in Connecticut have been suffering with the dilemma of needing expanded training programs while facing the problem of stagnant or diminishing resources. At the urging of Lieutenants Ken jeffery and Kyle Zimmer of the Windsor Locks and South Windsor, Conn., Fire Departments, respectively, representatives of nine volunteer departments from five neighboring towns met in May 1981 to discuss possible solutions. This meeting emphasized Jeffery’s and Zimmer’s belief that one of our immediate needs was ready access to audiovisual resources for both fire fighter training and public education. Other concerns expressed were the need for qualified instructors, improved and more accessible training sites and, of course, training budgets. After several more meetings the Northern Connecticut Fire Training Association…

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