Local firefighting tech teams make difficult saves

VERGENNES FIREFIGHTERS AND Technical Rescue Team members — shown here, from left, are Steve Sickles, Liam Casey and Ben LaFlam — worked with Middlebury’s tech rescue team to make two rescues during flooding in Berlin on July 9. The two teams have a history of cooperation, and the city team also helped in Middlebury on Aug. 3.  Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

The floods that struck Vermont this summer show why the Middlebury and Vergennes fire departments have Technical Rescue Teams capable of acting in fast-moving water. 

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