VOL­UN­TEER FIRE­FIGHT­ERS SELL ENGINES

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Ger­man­town vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers have bid farewell to two engines as part of a plan to con­sol­i­date four of the city’s 12 vol­un­teer fire com­pa­nies.

Dan­bury has a com­bi­na­tion fire depart­ment of paid fire­fight­ers and volunteers, with five ca­reer and a dozen vol­un­teer sta­tions spread across the city.

Dwin­dling num­bers of volunteers have forced fire com­pa­nies to con­sider how to more ef­fec­tively use their equip­ment and co­or­di­nate fire­fight­ers, while im­prov­ing re­sponse.

Ger­man­town Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany No. 10 has been work­ing with Beaver Brook Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany No. 11, Pada­naram Hose Com­pany No. 3 and Wa­ter Witch Hose Com­pany No. 7 to con­sol­i­date into one bat­tal­ion.

“As part of us com­bin­ing our ef­forts, we are sad to an­nounce that we had to down­size our firetruck fam­ily,” the Ger­man­town Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany an­nounced Mon­day.

An engine/tanker and res­cue truck housed at the 36 Ger­man­town Road sta­tion have been sold to fire com­pa­nies in Ken­tucky and Alabama.

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