First In

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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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Norwich ct, 3rd Alarm

Around 9am, Norwich fire was dispatched to Prospect and Hickory in Greenville section of the city, NPD was reporting a heavily involved dwelling, A working fire was declared via dispatch, While en-route command requested 2nd alarm company's to cover the city,Note: SQA was at a medical. crews found the rear porches heavily involved extending into all floors of the building. A 2nd alarm was Declared, Two engine and truck was added, Crews worked the fire and vented the roof, the main body of fire was knocked down with pockets of fire in several locations, command requested a 3rd alarm for manpower, 2 engines, 1 truck and a rescue. After about 2 hrs the fire was extinguished. The FMO is investigating the cause of the fire,  Norwich, Mohegan Tribe, Taftville, East Great Plan, Laurel Hill and Yantic responded.



Saturday, January 05, 2019

Bozrah, Commercial Building 01-05-19

Just before Mid-night Bozrah Fire and M?A was dispatched to 17 Schwarts Rd., for a Hallway fire, first due found a Commercial Buildings Sky bridge and front corner of a 60-120 chicken coop with heavy fire showing from the roof. At this time the call was updated to a working fire with additional M/A and tankers for water supply. Crews placed a Blitz fire one the exterior fire an stretched a 2.5 inside the building,the fire was knocked down in 15 mins.

 photo taken, two minutes after the blitz fire going into operation.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Detroit trip, Coming soon

 I will be posting a few more photos and info soon

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Orange NJ, 2nd Alarm 10-27-18

The City of Orange, NJ. responded to 159 Elm Street for a reported house fire. First due reported nothing showing, After investigating they found a fire running the walls to the void spaces in the attic. In a short time the fire took hold of the void spaces and broke out the eve and then though the roof. Crews had this 2nd alarm under control in about a hour.

Yantic 2nd Alarm, Commecial Building 10-18-18

Yantic fire was dispatched to 5 Consumer Ave, AC Linen, for a reported fire in the building. Car 3 arrived to a smoke condition in the building and a report of a flash fire in the vent system with a small fire still active, 2nd Alarm was requested due to the contents and size of the commercial building. One worker was treated by EMS, and fire crews extinguished hot spots. The incident was under control in about 30 minutes.  

Taftville truck fire, 10-13-18

Mid afternoon Taftville fire responded to south 4th Ave, for a truck fire, Engine 21 found a pickup with an engine compartment on fire, crews controlled it in a few minutes.

East Great Plan Fire Department 75th Anniversary Parade

use the above link to view the full parade