VIDEO: Numerous firefighters, officials, departments, and community leaders are holding meetings to discuss their resources in firefighting amidst an almost certain tightening of the budget belt.
Firefighters are familiar with fighting smoke and flames, but at a meeting in Torrington, firefighters and officials are fighting for their futures in the face of shrinking state resources.
Channel 3 spoke with fire officials from across the state who said they are holding a series of meetings to discuss how departments can best handle the potential of sharing resources as well as meager budgets.
Glastonbury Fire Department Chief Michael Thurz is sharing information on how departments can best prepare themselves.
“With the financial situation that we are in with the municipalities down to their financial situation, we are trying to figure out what's the best for the Connecticut fire service and what the future holds,” explained Chief Thurz.