I wondered what was up earlier this week when I saw a couple of fire trucks, and maybe another emergency vehicle or two, cruise onto the Wellesley College campus with their lights on and sirens off.
Then on Wednesday morning a Swellesley reader shared the photo above, featuring perhaps a Walking Dead extra, taken from behind the Wellesley Fire Station on Rte. 9.
I knew there had to be a perfectly good explanation for all this activity, and sure enough there was.
The disheveled guy in the back of the truck is a rescue dummy used for drills, according to Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie. WFD was hosting a Norfolk County Technical Rescue Team Drill at Wellesley College. “There are a number of underground tunnels for utility and steam piping connecting many of the buildings,” DeLorie says.
And from the photo below, it looks as though the chap from the truck had a busy day underground and was just catching a few Z’s later on.