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I welcome you to my blog site; I hope to show you the fire service in NLC in some interesting events. During the next few years, I will improve on the content and photos to keep you coming back for more. I take pride in my photography and try my best to be first in when possible. The majority of the photos will be from the Norwich companies & surrounding area departments, but sometimes I Buff out of state cities for a change of pace.

As of late I have missed or worked a lot of the incidents. I have a great support group of Photographers to help the site keep up with all the incidents. There are too many to list, So thanks for your support. Thanks for visiting and enjoy .RD Ladd

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

South Windsor 2nd Alarm 12-06-16

South Windsor fire operated on this 2nd alarm on arrival at 0720 hours. The call came in as fire to the rear of the dwelling. More pictures;


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Danielson, 2nd Alarm 12-04-2016

QV dispatched Danielson fire to the area of Central & Mechanic St for smoke in the area at 00:53, first due found an active fire, old Times Square building. in a short time a 2nd alarm was requested. Heavy fire consumed the top floor and attic.  The fire is under investigation. 

Groton, Submarine Base. W/F 12-01-16

Around 19:00 GFA  dispatched the Subase fire department to 217 Osprey Drive in navy off base housing, for a smell of smoke by a occupant of the next door apartment,  While en-route the incident was upgraded to fire coming from a house.  Engine 63 found heavy fire showing on arrival. The fire was confined to the 1st floor and carport.  

Gales Ferry W/F 12-01-16

Gales Ferry on Browns Crossing Rd. A small cottage set back over a wooden bridge. On arrival units found a fully involved Cottage with a brush fire running the embankment. Due to the wooden bridge numerous lengths of 3" was stretched using a gated wye and 2 1 3/4 hand lines closer to the building. Gales Ferry, Ledyard, Ledyard Ambulance, Ledyard PD Subase, Mohegan Tribe Fast responded to the scene.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

South Windsor 3rd alarm 11/5/16

At 14:58 hours on  the South Windsor, FD was dispatched to 945 Pleasant Valley Rd for smoke coming out the front of the building. On arrival members had one unit fully involved and extending to other units. At least one member and civilian were transported to the hospital. Many surrounding towns assisted at the scene and covered the stations. I'm told at least 14 units were damaged or destroyed by the fire. 
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Norwich,3rd Alarm 10-30-16

Norwich Fire was dispatched around 17:00, 401 North Main St. Kleemann Auto for a reported fire in the building, Eng 2 which is about 400' up the road reported heavy smoke coming from the building, and dropped a feeder into the rear of the building. A 2nd alarm was requested, with a 2nd tower requested. Heavy fire broke threw the roof and caused a quick collapse of the South East end of the work bay, Crews worked the fire and command called 3rd alarm. After about a hour, the fire was darkened down, and crew worked to extinguish the stubborn pockets of fire. Crews remained on the scene for several hours for overhaul. 
Norwich investigation unit is on scene.