The Berlin Fire Department will hold a live fire training exercise on Saturday September 23rd, 2017, at the house of 160 Allen Rd, Berlin, MA from 8am to 4pm. Firefighters will participate in training by fighting fires in interior rooms. The DEP has inspected the home and cleared for said training.
Please be advised that during the evolutions the burning will produce smoke in the area. There may be flames coming from windows and roof line; this is expected. The training evolutions will be “only interior” operations.
We are recommending the following: All persons who have breathing or related health problems should stay inside with the windows closed or leave the area until the training concludes at 4:00 pm.
This type of training is a valuable tool for firefighters to practice and be evaluated on procedures. It’s not often the department has an opportunity to train in a residential home.
Berlin Fire Deputy Chief Peltier has distributed notices to people living in that area of Town to notify them of the upcoming training exercise.
The road will be blocked at West St and Allen Road. Residents only will have access to their homes. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Chief Peltier at (978) 838-2444.
The Berlin Fire Department would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Deputy Chief Petlier