Here’s our Fire Department’s newest member, a strapping 130 pounds of rivets and fire hose. The creation of Lieutenant/Training Officer Blake Edwards, Sam’s joint movements closely represent that of a real person, which means more realistic training scenarios for search & rescue, firefighter rescue, and vehicle extrication. Sam was used for the first time this week as an injured hunter in the woods off Savoy Hollow Road. Seven firefighters responded, extricating him using Windsor’s rescue ATV, GPS's and other equipment. “Sam will be put to good use,” says Chief Scott Eastwood. Kudos to Blake for his ingenuity, and to the whole crew for their remarkable dedication!