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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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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bozrah, truck Fire 04-29-17

Around 1pm, Bozrah Fire was dispatched for a reported garbage truck fire a 33 Stock house Road. Before arrival, A updated report of a fully involved truck was reported and one engine from Yantic was requested.  Upon arrival first due found just the cab of the garbage truck involved. Crews had the fire knocked down in a few minutes. 





 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lisbon Trailer fire 04-21-17

Lisbon Fire responded to I-395 NB for a 40' box trailer heavily involved in fire.



Norwich W/F 04-20-17

Norwich fire dispatched City companies to 27 McKinley Ave., around 8:20 a.m. Companies found a 2.5 story OMD with a active fire on the first floor, of a 4 unit converted apartment building. Crews entered the apartment and while operating found a occupant and removed him, FD and American treated him, and transported him to WW Backus hospital, He was transferred to Bridgeport Hospital. The fire was confined to a first floor apartment and under control in 15 minutes.




 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New London 2nd Alarm 04-18-17

New London fire was dispatched around 07:20 for a fire in an apartment building. A-1 arrived and found heavy smoke to the rear of the building. once A-1 investigated he found one apartment heavily involved. Companies arrived and went to work stretching a 13/4 hand=line to knock the main body of fire down while a search of the building was ordered, Crew assisted several occupants out of the building to safety. The fire was under control in about 10 mins.






Manchester 2nd Alarm 04-12-17

2nd alarm in Manchester at 0354 hours. Dispatchers started receiving calls from drivers passing by on interstate 84 reporting smoke from a building. First due Engine 5 arrived to heavy smoke showing from a 1 story 75 X 150 package store. Car 22 (shift commander) arrived and struck the 2nd with an additional engine and ladder above the 2nd to the fire. They went defensive right away due to the building construction and amount of smoke/fire. Mutual aid from Manchester 8th District D and East Hartford assisted at the scene. 









 

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.