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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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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sunday, Jan 29 news & info

3am. 61 Boswell Ave Norwich, 2nd alarm 3 story wood frame w/heavy fire on arrival. Fire extended to Exposure B&D, Main building destroyed exposure D had heavy damage. FDs on scene Norwich, Taftville & Moheagan tribe for FAST.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Now Back in CT as of Oct 2005

Even thou this is a new site, I just letting everyone know (warning LOL) that I'M BACK :)

2004 Moved again, Norfolk Naval Base

In 2004, I left the Midwest for a waterfront View in VA, The most boring job ever ARFF at an Heliport. But meet some great friends.
Crash 15, Drove this for a week before I left. In back ground 2 Naval carriers
The sun setting over the airfield last fall.

Ft. Leavenworth Fire Department. 2003

To all that know me, This is one of the departments that I worked for when I left the area in 2002
LT. Redford lights a controlled burn, A fun and interesting Day
I learned respect for grass fires on these days.

Later in the day a freak fire devil turned its self into a funnel cloud. Never started a tornado before!When you have too go!!!

Highangle training in the Old prision, about 100' up 200' across

Montville CT. Village Apartments complex Jan 19,2006



















Montville firefighters exit the building for a breather as heavy smoke and fire vents from the roof of this OMD.













Montville Ladder 1 operates their ladderpipe into the roof area.













Due to winds fire extends across the open attic space.













Side C, Mohegan engine co. Takes a beating too the rear.

Subase FAST (2nd due FAST Team) Place ladders for 2nd means of egress.

East Great Plain, Ladder 55 locates to the rear for ladderpipe operations.

Jewett City Ct. Dec 20,2005














Jewett City Fire Department, Fire vents from the third floor window, OVM firefighter from Taftville FD













Heavy fire vents from the roof of the
building after Planfield tower backs away from the building.

Yantic Rollover Rt. 2 & 32 Nov 05

Yantic firefighters operate at a one car MVA w/minor injuries.

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 some times I Buff out of state cities for a change of pace. So thanks for visiting and enjoy.
RD ladd



Photo info: Bozrah Fire Department Live burn Nov 2005