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, August 27, 2023

 A few photos from The Mystic Seaport anniversary of the Firefighter Fire Boat, Former FDNY

A few more at Laddsphotos


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Bozrah Ct, MVA w/fire 08-24-23

 Around 9am Bozrah fire was dispatched for a 2 car MVA w/fire at 46 Lebanon road. Et-126 arrived to fined an engine compartment on fire in the 2nd vehicle, they stretched one 13/4 line with F-500 to knockdown the fire. 



Sunday, August 06, 2023

Taftville Ct, Church fire 3rd Alarm 08-05-23

Around 10:05, Taftville fire was dispatched to 16 South B street for a reported church fire. Car 2 arrived to find fire showing from the B-D side of the building. A 2nd alarm was requested. More info and photos tomorrow or later in the week.

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St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church




Sunday, June 25, 2023

Detroit, MI Fire Appartous working in 2023


Reserve, Ladder 1


Ladder 23


Engine -34




Chief -7


Critical EMS Response


Detroit, MI. Box Alarm 20077 Schoenherr St. 06-18-23


Detroit, MI Box Alarm 8399 Lambert St

 2.5 story vacant with active fire in the attic space.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Detroit MI Box Alarm 1086 Adeline St 06-16-23

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Detroit, MI. Box Alarm 06-17-23


Detroit MI. 3860 Scotten St. Box Alarm 06-17-23


Sunday, May 21, 2023

Worcester Ma, 3rd alarm

 Worcester Ma, around 3pm Worked this 3rd alarm, in a multiple dwelling.

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