A fire crew from Connecticut has returned home from a deployment to Colorado.
The 20-member crew, made up of two DEEP employees, and 16 private-sector firefighters, left Connecticut on July 27th. They have been working in Colorado on the Buttermilk and Green Mountain fires, totaling about 800 acres.
Among the firefighters was Sergio Liguori of New Milford.
DEEP maintains a roster of agency staff members and personnel from local fire departments who have been certified to fight forest or wildfires. Crew members must complete a rigorous training program and participate in an annual renewal course. Connecticut participates in a reciprocal aid program operated by the U.S. Forest Service.