DEEP: Water, Wings, & Fire – The Connecticut DEP Invites all to attend important safety event

 March 17, 2010
Water, Wings, & Fire – The Connecticut DEP Invites All to Attend Important Safety Event

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is hosting a free, fun and family-oriented boating safety event this Saturday (March 20) on the grounds of the Connecticut Fire Academy, 34 Perimeter Rd., Windsor Locks, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event, organized by the DEP’s Boating Division, is a Paddle Smart Day entitled Water, Wings & Fire." Partners in the event include the Connecticut Fire Academy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New Haven Parks and Rec, and CONNYAK.

"Water, Wings & Fire" is not a new show on a food channel, but they are the ingredients for an entertaining, interactive educational experience. Bring the entire family and enjoy a great day.

Water:  The water might be cold but the topics, and demonstrations are hot. Try out the latest life jackets, practice your canoe and kayak paddling strokes in the pool, see self and assisted rescue techniques, talk about fishing. See and purchase the latest paddling gear and accessories from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts vendors.

WINGS:  After completing the Water, Wings & Fire scavenger hunt, learning a thing or two about canoe, kayak and fire safety, check out the hot wings at the New England Air Museum. They will be providing a discounted admission to participating attendees. The Museum contains exhibits about Connecticut's incredible aeronautical history and some of the finest restored aircraft on display in the country.

& FIRE:  Experiencing the hottest paddling topics and wings is great, but you don’t want to get burned. Before you leave the WATER, learn about fire safety from expert Firemen, stop by the book store and explore Connecticut’s premier fire academy.

Water, Wings & Fire will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Admission fees apply at the New England Air Museum. (One discounted admission per family.)

For more information call 860-434-8638 or visit,