NFD and USCG Joint Training

Eleven members of the Noroton Fire Department completed United States Coast Guard (“USCG”) led Marine Search & Rescue (“MARSAR”) course this spring, further preparing their marine crews for the summer boating season in Darien area waters. The course provided Noroton fire-rescue personnel with the latest best practices for MARSAR operations. Noroton’s Chief Jim O’Brien said of the training, “This training provides our marine division with best practice techniques and tools in MARSAR operations.  It enhances our readiness on Darien’s Long Island sound waters. Our crews will recertify annually with the Coast Guard.”