Firefighters over in New London, Wilmot, and Sutton got some experiential practice over the weekend that was almost identical to the real thing. On Saturday, more than a dozen live training scenarios were conducted at Slope and Shore in New London at the house owned by James Lallinger.
This specific home has been used for the last month to conduct live burn training, search and rescue, firefighter bailout, hose roll out, and water access. New London, Wilmot, and Sutton fires crews practiced venting a metal roof and coordinating the three fire departments to work together to put out fires most effectively.
State fire marshals were on the scene to make sure that everything ran smoothly and safely and after training was complete, the house was burned to the ground in a controlled burn.
A new house will be built on the property in the future.