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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Monday, February 27, 2006

Chili's fire

February 27,2006 Around 21:45. Temp 15degs. Mohegan Fire Department responded for a building fire across the street from their fire station. Fire was showing from the roof of the building. The building is in the early stages of construction with all wood exposed. The bulk of the fire was knocked down with a deck gun then an interior attack with minor fire on the roof. Fire was under control in about one hour. Companies that responded. Mohegan, Montville, Oakdale and Mohegan Tribe.
crews feed a handline into the building.
"C" side of the building, smoke coming from the building with light fire in the middle of the roof. Time of photo about 30mins after arrival.Mohegan Tribal firefighters stand FAST.
Mohegan & Montville firefighters operate at the main access area to the building.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


From time to time I will post photos from past events. Below, the first two are from Taftville Ct. The 3rd one is from Yantic.

Jan 5, 1995 Taftville responded two a 4 storty OMD and found heavy fire showing on the upper floors, Units Norwich, Occum and Yantic responded.

This photo was taken about 10 min's after arrival. E-22 & Ladder 1 in photo. This photo was published in FIREHOUSE magazine.

In this photo members from Taftville watch as deck guns and ladder pipes operate on the front of the building.


April 28, 1994 Yantic responded for a report of fire coming from the house Behind the norwich ten pin, Units found heavy fire in a vacant 2 story. It was determaned that the fire was an arson fire.