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South Fire District, Middletown, CT

SFD Participates in Rescue Drill
September 23, 2008

On September 23, 2008, South Fire District firefighters worked with Durham and Westfield Fire Departments to "rescue" simulated victims from a Ferris wheel at the Durham Fairgrounds. This was the first opportunity for our firefighters to participate in such a drill.

Firefighters reviewed rescue strategies as well as the mechanical workings of different carnival rides. Ladder trucks were used to access tall rides and gave rescue personnel a safe platform from which to work.

Though carnival ride emergencies are extremely rare, firefighters must be prepared to deal with these unique situations.

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