Old Forge hosting Fire Drills this weekend

Fire departments from all over the state come to Old Forge for the event

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 11:15 PM

OLD FORGE, N.Y.-This weekend the Old Forge Fire Department is hosting firefighter’s drills.

This is the 53rd year for the conference. It was started by a few individuals who decided to have some classes to teach important skills to firefighters.

Many fire departments from across New York State participated including Sauquoit, Frankfort, Frankfort Center and Westmoreland.

Larry Ventura with the Old Forge Fire Department told News Channel 2: “Over the years it has evolved into a destination for firefighters from all over New York State including several outside states and we conduct classes. We have courses available to them and they come here to participate in the classes plus it’s also the comradery of almost a Christmas like atmosphere and getting together for a certain time of the year.”

The event continues Saturday with classes and a keynote speaker at the Strand Theater in Old Forge. It ends Sunday with the big bucks drawing.

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