Oxford Volunteer Fire Department Practices High-Angle Rescue Drills At CPV Towantic Energy Center

Exercise Demonstrates Close Coordination Between Energy Project And First Responders

Oxford, CT —CPV Towantic Energy Center hosted the local Oxford Volunteer Fire Department for a visit to the energy project site on Saturday, November 5, 2016 to practice the life-saving high-angle rescue drill, a technique used to rescue injured or otherwise incapacitated persons at high-degree slopes.

The fire department successfully performed a total of three practice rescues, two using an on-site crane and one using their ladder truck that was purchased with funds contributed to the town by the energy project in 2007. The rescue scenario consisted of a worker being injured on the steam turbine table top, approximately 40 feet above the ground. Photos were taken of the drills for use as future training aids for the fire department.

“We appreciate the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department’s commitment to working closely with the CPV Towantic Energy Center team and look forward to our continued work together to ensure the highest levels of safety for everyone who works and lives near this state-of-the-art facility,” said Colin Kelly, CPV Towantic Asset Manager Representative.

“This was a very productive exercise not only for our department, but for the strong relationship we’ve built with the CPV Towantic Energy Center project team,” said Scott J. Pelletier, Fire Chief of the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department. “This kind of on-site training is invaluable for ensuring our staff is properly trained to ensure safety in any potential situation.”

The Oxford Volunteer Fire Department expressed appreciation for the use of the site and joined CPV Towantic Energy Center staff for lunch after completing the exercise.

CPV Towantic Energy Center

Located on a secluded 26-acre site in the Woodruff Hill Industrial Park in Oxford, Connecticut, the state-of-the-art CPV Towantic Energy Center will use clean natural gas to create electricity to power over 750,000 Connecticut homes. The facility will employ dry-cooling and the most advanced natural gas turbine and environmental control technology. It will be one of the cleanest conventional electric generating projects in the world when it comes on-line in 2018. For more: www.cpvtowantic.com.