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, December 30, 2007

My top 10 photos of the year.

Below are 10 of the photos I liked the most from this past year (07). I have many great shots from the last year. They are not in a particular order. 2nd Alarm New London
2nd Alarm New London
2nd Alarm Groton, Backer Ave. 1st fire of the Year 2007
2nd Alarm Groton, Backer Ave. 1st fire of the Year 2007
Norwich 2nd Alarm, Tallman St
East Lyme (Flanders), Multi vehicular MVA

East Lyme (Niantic) 2nd Alarm
Yantic working fire.
Norwich Stonington Estates
Norwich 2nd Alarm, Williams St

Photos from events that I didn't post.

Below I have posted some photos That I have not posted this year. Its been a great year see you next on the fire ground in 2008.

2007 Fire-EMS MASS

Technical Rescue Core Class, Jordan Fire department

The day Photographer Tim Cook, and fellow blogger
at Lisbon Barn fire.

SBFD removing a injured person from a sub.

Groton Fire Officers Training @ Pfizer, foam operations

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Great Command level training speaker.....

For all you inspiring fire chiefs, here is some command decision training. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you.
Thanks for visiting this year. See you soon

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Franklin MVA, 12-14-07

the Franklin Fire Department responded to a truck into the guard rail first units a scene found the truck had gone off the right side of the road and hit the guard rail and riped a hole in the saddle tank and the bottom of the engine and also riped of hydrolic lines the drive was transported to the hospital and DEP was called to the scene for the clean up along with DOT and the Lebanon Fire Department for man power and traffic control. Provided by Car-25

Frankiln Car Fire 12-11-07

On Tue. Dec. 11 2007 the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported car accident with heavy fire the first arriving units found a Ford Windstar mini van full involved. No drive or persons where around the car. DEP was call to the scene for fluids into a possible water way.
Provided by
Car 25 - Franklin Fire Department Firefighters advance on the fire

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lisbon Barn fire 12/12/07

Around 12 noon Lisbon fire was dispatched to 423 N. Burnham Highway for a barn fire. On arrival they found heavy fire in a 1.5 story barn. MA were called from the Plainfield, Canterbury, Voluntown, Jewett City, Preston City fire departments and Taftville for FAST.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Norwich W/F Hickory St 12/04/07

10:10 Norwich fire responded to 244 Hickory St for fire coming from the 2nd floor. On arrival they found fire on a 2nd floor porch extending into the attic apartments void space. Crews stretched 1 3/4 lines to the 2nd and 3rd floor, open up the void spaces as Ladder 2 (Truck 1 OOS) opened the roof. The fire was under control in about 20mins.