State of the art training facility in Willimantic helping firefighters save lives

  • Source: WFSB-TV CBS 3 Hartford
  • Published: 10/11/2021 07:46 PM

A hidden gem is serving one third of Connecticut’s firefighters, a state of the art fire school that’s been twenty years in the making. The Eastern Connecticut Fire school is a $15 million facility. It is brand new and serves fifty-nine towns in eastern Connecticut. Opening back in 2020, the Eastern Connecticut Fire School is one of Connecticut’s nine regional fire training schools that insures hands-on skilled training to fight fires, respond to wrecks, and natural disasters. 45-year veteran firefighter William Eyeberse is the school’s director. “Give them enough live fire, give them enough hands on and practical where they are just ready to go straight to work,” Eyeberse tells us. The Eastern Connecticut Fire School aids 105 fire departments.


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