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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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Monday, October 24, 2016

Norwich W/F+ 10-24-16

Around 18:00 Norwich Fire was dispatched to the Vacant YMCA on Main St.for white smoke coming from the roof. The PD arrived first and reported heavy smoke from the 2nd floor, and stating a active fire. A short time later Battalion 1, confirmed a working fire. Crews gained entry and laddered the building. SQA reported a active fire on the 2nd floor, The truck company vented the upper floor. With in a short time, the fire was under control, with extensive overhaul. Mohegan tribe was called fast, and Eng 52 and Rescue 5 was added to assignment. Norwich FMO & PD are investigating this incident.


Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Manchester W/F 08-31-16

Manchester, Ct had this heavily involved garage at 23 Cooper St on 12:19 hours. 
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stonington Ct. W/F 08-17-16

Around 09:00, Wequetequock Fire and M/A was dispatched to 464 Greenhaven Rd. For a fire at the residence, First due found a 2 story garage on fire, to the rear of the address. Crew got the engine as close as possible and stretched the rest of the way in. Fire had broken through the roof and vented out the 2nd floor access door in the front. With in a few minutes the core of the fire was darkened down and the crews worked on hot spots. The fire is under investigation.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Willimantic 2nd Alarm+ 08-01-16

Willimantic Fire was dispatched to Ash and North St's for several calls for a vacant house on fire around 14:00. Car-1 arrived to find a 2.5 story vacant house with heavy fire to the rear on 2 floors. A 2nd alarm was transmitted soon after. Engine 301 placed a 2.5 in-service to the "B" side. After a evaluating the scene and with prior history of the building it was decided not too enter the building. UConn tower 122, Tower 101and Truck 1 took positions on 3 sides of the building, With a heavy over growth, of tree's this hampered truck operations. The fire extended into the void spaces and attic. The fire was under control, in about two hrs, and under investigation.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Southington, General Alarm 07-27-16

Southington Fire was dispatched to 26 High St. For a dwelling fire, They arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of the dwelling. Once the building was found to be evacuated due to the volume of fire they went defensive. Several Mutual aid department responded. The fire is under investigation.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Baltic W/F 07-24-16

Around 06:15 Baltic Fire along with M/A was dispatched to 15 Whitehall Ave. for a house fire. Crews could see the smoke while responding in. Car-24 arrived to find a large 2.5 story home with fire through the roof. The occupants where accounted for and extra tankers were requested. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
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Lebanon W/F 07-23-16

Lebanon Fire with M/A were dispatched to 3 Reservoir RD. for a house fire. Colchester Asst. Chief 128arrived to find a home several hundred feet off the road heavily involved. Crews laid in down the driveway, as tankers arrived. The home was collapsing during this time. The residents were not home during this event. The FMO is investigating the cause.
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