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Area firefighters participate in training exercise in Stonington

Firefighters from Deer Isle, Stonington, Blue Hill, Brooklin and Sedgwick participated in a training burn on the Airport Road on May 5.

Helping to organize

Helping to organize

Deer Isle’s Assistant Chief Jim Foley helps orchestrate the training.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose

Training exercise

Training exercise

Area firefighters participated in a training burn in Stonington on May 5. In the foreground, Sedgwick Fire Fighter Ray Gale, flanked by Deer Isle members Chris Hutchinson and Jim Foley, help the younger recruits with hose training.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose

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Ready to ignite

Deer Isle firefighter Bill Dammier brings the hay and Brian Townsend of Blue Hill brings the torch, but despite being able to extinguish fires, it turns out the department members are not the best at starting them.

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Water reservoir

Water reservoir

A water reservoir was first established to provide a supply for the exercise.

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Pike pole

Pike pole

Deer Isle firefighter Chris Hutchinson uses a pike pole to push a side of the building into itself.

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