Area firefighters will turn up the heat as part of Essex FD's 175th anniversary
This summer, the Essex Fire Engine Co. No. 1 will celebrate its 175th anniversary. As part of this momentous occasion, area fire departments will gather on Sunday, June 1, for the 2nd Annual Old Saybrook Firefighters Competition and Family Fun Day. As part of the celebration, this year's event is being held behind the Essex Fire Headquarters.
The daylong event, which is free and open to the public, has been designed to test firefighters skill levels through drilling, training and competition. The competition will start at 9:30 a.m. with a Color Guard Competition and continue throughout the day, putting firefighters through various challenges that include a fire-suppression obstacle course and various fire hose and fire stream testing events.
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