Senator Kissel Applauds Response to Windsor Locks Fire

August 4, 2006

Says Windsor Locks’ Execution Should be Model for Other Town’s Response Efforts

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) today commended the response by the emergency personnel to the fire in an old factory complex on Main Street that took place several weeks ago in Windsor Locks. Firefighters from Windsor Locks as well as several neighboring towns were called to help extinguish the fire and worked tirelessly for several hours to contain it. Nobody was injured from the fire. Senator Kissel is hoping that Windsor Locks officials could lend details of the various response steps they took for other towns to emulate.

“First, I would like to commend all the emergency personnel, especially the brave firefighters, who responded so swiftly and effectively to the fire. The organization and cohesiveness demonstrated at all levels of emergency response in Windsor Locks could certainly serve as a model for other towns in Connecticut,” said Senator Kissel. “Details of the steps the town took in responding to the fire would be a great broadcast idea for Connecticut’s public affairs cable network, CTN, as it would allow other towns to have the opportunity to learn from Windsor Locks’ excellent work.”

“Emergency response is critical, whether it be to a fire, a natural disaster, or a terrorist threat. Windsor Locks and the surrounding towns did such an exemplary job that I believe towns throughout the State would be benefit from learning about exactly what took place in Windsor Locks the day of the fire.”

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and represents the 7th District Communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.