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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.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Occum/Yantic car fire - MVA 6-27-07

Occum / Yantic car accident with fire w/injuries, three occupants escaped the one car accident after it slammed into the center median flex rail, all with minor injuries, 395 NB was closed for approx. 45 mins. while the FD & PD cleaned things up. While returning Yantic was dispatched to a Truck Vs Motorcycle RT2 East bound. See photos two posts below.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Franklin, Tire truck fire. 06-28-07

Around 17:30hrs; Franklin fire was dispatched to Murphy Rd for a reported tuck fire w/extension to the building. MA from Bozrah and Baltic responded to assist. First in officer found the rear on a tire truck heavily involved, with no extension to the building. crews contained the fire to the rear bed of the truck. (It has been reported that the truck was traveling down Rt-32 with heavy fire in the rear.)
Smoke from about .5 miles out
Before Fd arrival a well placed exposure line......
Bozrah personnel knock down the fire

Bozrah personnel use a pro-pack for final exstingushment

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Yantic 2 & 32 another motorcycle accident 06-27-07

Returning from a MVA with fire, Yantic was dispatched to a motorcycle vs truck at exit 28 east bound, they found the bike in the middle of the road and the driver off to the side in the grass with non-life threatenings injuries. A truck towing a trailer, loss the trailer and debris entered the opposite lane and interfered with the travel of the bike,and the driver lost control. He was transported to Backus by American.

Truck Vs Motorcycle Fitchville Road 06-26-07

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Yantic 2&32 Bike accident 06-19-07

Tuesday at 13:15 Yantic fire responded to 2&32 connector of a reported motor cycle accident in the area of exit 28. Crew found a male PT. laying up against the jersey barrier with his bike about 300+ft down the road. The PT. was treated by YFEC and American personnel and transported to Backus.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Norwich W/F Vacant @Tilton st. 06-07-07

About 23:20 Norwich fire was dispatched to the area of Dunken Donuts in Greenville section for a full involved house. After investigating Eng-2 reported the fire to be on Tilton St. in the rear of the old 701 club. They found a 1.5 story vacant house with heavy fire conditions on the outside front of the building. Crews streached a 2.5 and 1.75in handlines thought the yards to reach the building. The fire was knocked down in about 15mins and crews overhauled the building.