JAY – Area firefighters who would like to participate in mutual aid forestry training with Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls Fire Departments may meet at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Spruce Mountain Ski Area on the Spruce Mountain Road.

The purpose of the training is to become familiar with resources that are available to the departments through their mutual aid agreements and to maximize the potential to quell wildland fires safely and efficiently. Organizers hope to have some practical demonstrations of operating equipment to show capabilities and limitations and believe that Spruce Mountain will provide the geography to show firefighters the effect of elevation on pumping water to handlines.

Canton, Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls departments will each bring some of their own equipment. Other area fire departments are invited to bring equipment that they feel may add to this training on Sunday.

All firefighters should wear proper clothing and footwear to participate in this wildland firefighting training.

Maine Forest Ranger Art Lavoie is expected to attend and other Forest Rangers have also been invited to participate.

The training is expected to end by noon. For more information, contact Livermore Falls Fire Chief Randall Berry at 897-3664.

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