Firefighter Training

A Look at Mohegan Tribal Public Safety

Issue 2 and Volume 164.

BY RON KANTERMAN The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department (MTFD) in Uncasville, Connecticut, protects the Mohegan Tribe’s main reservation in southeastern Connecticut, which includes most of the 350 acres the tribe holds in trust. The area includes the tribal government building, warehousing, the utility authority, public safety operations, numerous parking garages, and the Mohegan Sun casino hotel and resort complex. This complex includes a 35-story hotel with 1,200 rooms and suites, a retail mall with stores and restaurants, and a 10,000-seat arena for basketball games and concerts. Occupying approximately 4½ million square feet (37 acres) under one roof, the complex may hold more than 80,000 on a capacity night. Within the 25 square miles of the Town of Montville, the Tribe also holds in trust small parcels of land on which are located a retirement housing complex for the Tribal Elders, Fort Shantok (a public park), the Mohegan Church, and private…

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