This type of training is required for all firefighters to have, but is often difficult to obtain due to either trying to get portable equipment or having them travel great distances, Woods said in the statement. The new training tool will allow departments to train much closer to home and creates a reliable and safe place to do it.
Northeastern Supply in Caribou was a major contributor to this project, donating materials and labor. Other contributors to this project were Soderberg Construction, Aroostook Roofing, and labor by the volunteer firefighters.
The North Lakes Fire & Rescue covers the areas of Sinclair, Cross Lake, Square Lake and Madawaska Lake.