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Westover Firefighters Join CT Army National Guard For Wildfire Training

CHICOPEE — In the case of a real wildfire, the smoke wouldn’t have been red, the portable reservoir wouldn’t have been blown over by a wind gust from a helicopter (hopefully) and the firefighters on the ground would likely have been hidden by the trees.

Still, a training exercise gave plenty of real-world experience to Connecticut Army National Gard members and Westover Air Reserve Base firefighters who joined together for the first time this week to practice dropping buckets of water from helicopters.

Read more on this story at Mass Live

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