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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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Subase Haz-Mat, Oct. 2006

Last week Submarine Base Fire Department responded to the Nautilus Museum for a reported Freon Leak. After investigation found that worker on the roof cut a pipe and a small leak accrued. Fire department used C-15 to access the rooftop due to the leak in the area of the roof hatch. The leak was controlled bye shutting off the storage tank.Asst. Chief Steel and Captian O'Brien (Acting asst. Chief in training)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fire on the High Sea's. Sept 06

Long Island Sound off of Fishers Island, NY. Several CT fire departments boats were requested by the Coast Guard for a 30+ft boat on fire. Mystic fire department were the first to arrive and found a well involved boat.
The boat was an total loss.
Photo's taken by boater in the area.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Submarine Base Fire Department, Old timer’s day

For the 2nd year SBFD held a reunion with retired and former firefighter & officers, About 160 past and present employs and family members visited FDHQ some for the first time in 20 years. One member traveled from Oregon. Lots of stories of fires and pranks were shared. A good time was had by all and we hope to see more past members next time.

Above are some of the retired and former members along with some close friends of the Submarine Base Fire Department. If you are a former member and would like more info contact us at SBFD HQ or send me a e-mail, We are still looking for some past members.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Norwich, Summer st. House fire, 9-03-06

Norwich Fire Department. Responded to a reported house fire on Summer St. On arrival found smoke coming from the building and after a quick investigation reported a confirmed fire in the building. Crews made a quick knock down of the fire. Resulting in minor damage to the building.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Norwich, Roof top medical. 10-02-06

Norwich fire responded to a medical on the roof of Falls Mills Apartments on Yantic St. (a three story section). The patient was placed in a stokes basket and placed on the basket of truck 1. Then lowered to awaiting crew from American Ambulance, Operation time about 20mins.