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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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Norwich 2nd alarm 09-30-07

Around 14:40, Norwich fire responded to 55 Williams St. for a house fire, on arrival found smoke showing from the eves. Crews stretched a 2.5 handline to the upper floors. Fire took hold of the attic area. Bat-1 removed crews and went defensive for a short time. After heavy fire conditions crews went back to work and extinguished the fire. According to the papers the home owner was using a heat gun to remove paint, NFMO is investigating.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Taftville Bedroom fire 09-27-07

At 07:20 Taftville fire was dispatched to 43 Pratt Ave a OMD for a bedroom fire. First in unit transmitted a working fire, At that time a full response from Occum and Yantic as FAST were dispatched. The fire turned out to be a mattress with smoke throughout the home. Fire was placed under control in about 10mins. One occupant was transported to Backus for a check up.

Yantic Haz-mat / Fire

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Yantic Haz-mat / EMS

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Yantic MVA 09-25-07

Yantic responded to West town St and Otrobando Ave @ 07:11 for a car vs TT unit. Crews found a heavily damaged car that bounced off the rear tires. The Pt. suffered only minor injuries. The Pt. managed to duck and get out of the car before FD arrival.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Yantic 395 MVA 09-21-07

Yantic fire responded to I-395 NB near exit 82 for a car vs. dump truck. On arrival they found a car that decided to drive into the rear of a moving dump truck at about 65+mph. The driver had only minor injuries and
transported to backus.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Jewitt City Bedroom fire, 09-17-07

At 3:00 p.m Jewett City was dispatched to #27 Ann St for a structure fire on arrival a bedroom fire was discovered and crews contained the fore to the bedroom. MA from Lisbon & Griswold.

New Rides. Sept - 07

Norwich Fire Departments New Battalion 1.
A 2007. Chevrolet pick up truck.
Laural Hills UTV/ For Brush fires and special events.
Yantic Fire Engine Company's New 2007 Dash Pumper

Monday, September 10, 2007

Avon Truck vs Building 08-07-07

AVON, Conn. -- The driver of a flat-bed tractor-trailer lost control and swerved to avoid oncoming traffic before crashing into a store at the base of Avon Mountain late Friday morning, Eyewitness News has learned. The truck, traveling westbound on U.S. Route 44 at Route 10, crashed into the Nassau Furniture building at about 11 a.m., taking out a column that supports the roof of the building. A employee at the store told Eyewitness News that the truck appeared to have lost control of its brakes while traveling down the mountain and ran into the store. Witnesses at the scene told Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Eric Parker that the truck's driver, Robert Rauch, swerved his vehicle to avoid oncoming traffic. Rauch kept the truck to the extreme left of the roadway, ran over a grassy berm and crashed into the store.

Info from WFSB 3
Photos from Keven McManus