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, February 27, 2008

Gales Ferry District. Pin Job 02-27-08

At 08:55hrs - Ledyard, Gales ferry, Ledyard Ambulance and L&M medics to Whalehead Rd at Stone Ct for a 2 car auto accident involving a Ledyard PD cruiser with entrapment. Units found one officer pined in his cruiser. Crews extricated the officer and transported all PTs to the hospital.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Norwich Billy Wilsons 02-23-08

Around 5pm, Norwich Fire Dept. Responded to Broadway (Billy Wilsons saloon) for smoke in the building. Bat-1 arrived Confirming smoke in the main bar area. Crews searched the building and found some debris smoldering in the building.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Niantic Rollover, 02-12-08

Niantic at 1:30pm on Feb 12th at Rt 95 NB exit 74 & Society Rd. B- 12,22,27,100 responded and found this sears delivery truck loaded with appliances on its side with a torn open roof. The driver self extricated and was transported by B-100 for evaluation. The truck ended up across from the exit ramp off the travel lanes of Society Rd, and for a change on this stretch
of road, traffic disruption was minimal. (Shafer)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

MVA at the Sun 02/06/08

Around 10:30 Tribal FD responded to a one car over the embankment at the central power building. This located about 400' from the FD. The car crashed through the guardrail and tumbled down the rocky embankment to rest on side and roof against the buildings fence. The Tribe and —17 (Montville rescue) and American ambulance worked for about 40min to free two trapped occupants.

Five of the photos were provided by a Friend. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Planfield MVA entrapment, 02-02-08

Plainfield Fire Dept responded to this car vs. tree at 256 RT-12 (Norwich Rd) The first unit arrived to find a Ford Explorer with heavy intrusion into the drivers area of the vehicle, and one occupant pinned. Mutual aid was requested from Jewett City for 2nd tool. Command request Life star for PT transport. American medics assisted with PT care.