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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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Yantic, Building fire, 11-24-06

Friday Nov 24, around 13:50. LT Paul O'Connell passed by a small building on Yantic Rd. He noticed light brown smoke coming from the roofline. At that time he notified Norwich fire of the possible building fire. Yantic responded and forced entry to find smoke banked down to about 4ft off the floor. Crews located the fire in the ceilings area, as other members laddered the roof and ventilated the area above the fire. The fire was confined to a small area. Norwich FMO is investigating the cause.
The building is under renovation to become a bakery.

Photo by: Pat Coleman

Monday, November 20, 2006

City of Groton, Latham St. House fire. 11-20-06

November 20, 2006 - Just after noon the City of Groton Fire Department with mutual aid from Electric Boat, Poquonock Bridge, Submarine Base, Center Groton, and Mystic Fire departments responded to the corner of Latham St and Thames St for a fire on the #2 floor. First arriving Co. found heavy smoke conditions within the building.Multiple handlines were stretched. I believe a 2nd alarm was transmitted, But not sure? Chiefs and officers discuss mop up operations. G-15 overhead.

A shot inside the front door

A firefighter prepares to take up

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fire from the Past

Well thing have start to pick up in the area, But I have missed most of them, so here are some older shots ( I have raided some of my photo books). So enjoy. For some newer shots check out the blog links for some new action.
At least something stops at a stop sign..... Live burn, Wawecus St. Yantic (two above)
Norwich, Prospect St. Apartment house fire w/rescue of a male occupant.
(on porch) New London 2nd Alarm, Old rail road round house.
Norwich, Prospect St. Several buildings on fire.Josetown PA. House fire
East Great Plain
(Former Chief Drozynski)
Norwich SQ-A & Tower 1 (aka Truck 1) Chestnut St. Warehouse fire.
Bozrah Fire, A vacant office building

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lawnmower Fire

Late October Yantic Fire Engine Company responded to Case St. for a lawnmower fire, on arrival found the engine comartment and front tires burning. E-32 crew exstingushed the fire, with minor damage to the lawn....