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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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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Canterbury 2nd Alarm. 03-09-17

Canterbury Fire and M/A was dispatched to 40 Brooklyn RD, for a reported house fire. First due, found heavy fire from the living room area, fanned by high winds, with fire entering the bedrooms. Crews knocked the heavy fire down in a short time. One side of the roof collapsed. For the next hr crews worked to overhaul and extinguish the hot-spots. Tanker Taskforce was used for shuttle operations. The Fire is under investigation.
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Bozrah Tree on car.

Mid afternoon on March 2, 2017 Gardner Lake & American Medics came across a Tree on a car on Rt-163 in Bozrah, while transporting a patient. Due to transporting GLFD redirected after calling dispatch and requesting Bozrah Fire Department to respond for a uninjured occupant that needed to be freed from the SUV. The American chase car stayed with the occupant of the car until, Bozrah Fire arrived. Once they arrived the crew used chainsaws to cut the limbs and branches away from the drivers door. Once the the door was freed, they waled the occupant out of the hazard zone to safety. In total 5 trees came down at once, 3 covered the SUV.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

New London W/F03-04-17

New London Fire operated at  47 Summer Street, crews encountered heavy fire on the 2nd floor of the dwelling. Crews brought the fire under-control in a short time. The fire is under investigation.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Ledyard (Gales Ferry) District 2nd Alarm 02-17-07

Gales Ferry & Ledyard fire departments responded to 5 Warbler Way, for a reported house fire. Chief Saccone arrived to find the home with an attached garage fully involved and heavy fire in 1/4 of the home, spreading fast. Mutual Aid was requested and long with a Tanker Task Force. Crews stretched a blitz fire, to knockdown the main body of fire. While working of  tank water, as the tankers arrived, crews worked to control the fire. The stubborn fire, Worked it way into all levels of the home including the basement. A 2nd alarm was requested, for manpower to extinguish the fire.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Wethersfield W/F 1-29-17

Wethersfield fire responded to Crest St & Western Blvd. for a building fire, they arrived and found private swim club building well involved on arrival about 1430 hours. 
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

East Lyme (Niantic) W/F 01-24-17

Niantic and Flanders fire was dispatched around 07:30 for smoke in the area of blackpoint. B-1 arrived at 106 Old Black Point Rd., to find heavy fire in a two car garage with several exposures. The first in engine arrived to heavy fire conditions in two bays of the garage self venting and a large motor home and a vehicle on fire. It was reported that a occupant was evacuated from the exposure building 5 feet from the main fire. Crews placed a 2.5 hand-line in operation and then added a blitz fire and several other lines for attack and exposure protection. The crews stopped the fire from extending in to the occupied apartment next door, High winds hampered fire operations at first. The fire was under control in about 20 mins. The incident is under investigation.