Only a drill: Nashua Fire Rescue conducts live fire training

For about a month, members of Nashua Fire Rescue have been training at 117 W. Hobart St., which is near Daniel Webster Highway. This culminated in a live fire training session, which began at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

During the event, officials worked on multiple aspects of fighting fires. They were joined by members of Dunstable Fire Rescue of Dunstable, Massachusetts, who brought with them a tanker to act as the second water source.

“Today, we did live fire training, which is invaluable to us,” Deputy Fire Chief Steve Buxton, who oversaw the exercise, said. “We don’t get these opportunities very often.”

Buxton said the live fire work gave members the opportunity to get new recruits valuable experience, while also helping train new dispatchers.

Buxton also said the month-plus of training, as well as the live burn, was made possible by Tulley Buick and Tulley GMC.