Members of the Middletown Fire Department go to a high-level course recently to help train other public safety personnel about the ins and outs of emergency vehicle operations. The work is part of an ongoing effort to keep Middletown safer.
Middletown Fire Battalion Chiefs Brian DeFreitas and Jon Reese went to a three-day Emergency Vehicles Operation Course recently. The course -- designed by the U.S. Department of Transportation -- will allow them to certify public safety personnel in emergency vehicle operations. It included classroom work, hands-on driving skills and lectures, among other lessons.