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State Rep. Delnicki Attends Fire Training

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SOUTH WINDSOR – The South Windsor Fire Department held a training event with State Representative Tom Delnicki at Company 1 on Ellington Road on Tuesday evening, October 10.

Deputy Fire Chief Tim Papp and State Representative Tom Delnicki participate in a live burn training at Company 1 on Ellington Road in South Windsor on October 10.

Rep. Delnicki took part in live fire training where he was able to utilize Ellington Fire Department’s live burn trailer. October is Fire Safety month, an informative event provided Rep. Delnicki with a first-hand opportunity to learn more about the fire service and the austere and rigorous conditions South Windsor firefighters encounter.

The live burn training which Rep. Delnicki participated in is an annual requirement for all firefighters in the State of Connecticut. The purpose of this training is for Connecticut legislators to gain an understanding of the everyday life of professional, career firefighters, by utilizing a ‘hands-on” approach. South Windsor Fire Chief Kevin Cooney, and Deputy Fire Chief Tim Papp along with other volunteer firefighters accompanied Rep. Delnicki at this training.

“Having the opportunity to experience live fire training really impressed upon me the challenges that our fire fighters face on a daily basis,” said State Rep. Tom Delnicki.  “I have to admit that I really enjoyed having this opportunity, and I can’t wait for a chance to do it again. We are lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers that are ready, willing, and able to staff our volunteer fire department.”

The South Windsor Fire Department will be visiting all elementary schools and many daycares this month, and will be holding an Open House on Sunday, October 29, from 10am -1 pm at Station 3, which is located at 232 West Road in South Windsor. This event is open to the public.