Multi-town firefighter wildfire training on April 27

Posted April 22, 2014, at 8:22 a.m.

HERMON and CARMEL, Maine — The Maine Forest Service, Pan Am Railways, and Penobscot County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the towns of Hermon, Levant, Carmel, Etna, Newburgh, Newport, Detroit and Plymouth fire departments will be conducting an all-day Wildland & Urban Interface training burn on Sunday, April 27, along the railroad tracks from the Creamery Road in Hermon and extending to the Five Road in Carmel.

These departments and firefighters have been working diligently over the past two months getting prepared

for this exercise and completing the necessary training to become S130/S190 certified; the certification needed to become a Wildland Firefighter. This exercise will involve live fire and use all tactics to control wildland fire.

This exercise will employ a multi-agency response to better prepare this area for a large incident.

Please be aware if traveling on the roads that fire personnel and equipment will be in the area of the

Creamery Road in Hermon, sand shed and Route 2 in Carmel and the Five Road in Carmel for a majority of the day.

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