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

As of July 2017, my site has had 319000 hits thanks for viewing. If you keep coming I will keep posting. First time visitors for older post click on the month links right side.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Old Mystic W/F 07-27-08

Around 12am Old Mystic responded on the Box Plus to Bob Valenti Auto for smoke and fire coming from the eve of the building. On arrival they found about a 6" section of the building burning. The fire was confined and extinguished within minutes.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Mystic 2nd Alarm 07-25-08

Around 05:30 Mystic Fire was dispatched to Library and West Main for a reported fully involved building fire, the report came from the PD. Units arrived to find heavy fire showing on first floor speeding to the roof and attic. Due to the building being under construction for about 15 years and vacant, a defencive operation was the first action. After a short time crews made entry into the building and knocked down the fire. The fire is under investigation. SBFD C-25 crew The Great wall of Mystic

Thursday, July 24, 2008

100000 VIEW'S!

"This site has reached the Mile Stone of 100000 viewers"
I was hoping to achieve this mile stone with a big event but as most of you know its been slow in the area and I have missed the smaller events. At this time, I would like to thank all of you that continue to visit and support my site. All my corespondent's and the Fire Officers that allow me access to the incidents to bring you the Emergency events from the area. With out your support, many of the photos may never have come to life. In the past months, many local non-fire affiliated visitors have viewed this site and expressed their thanks in sharing the photos of what we do everyday. I know some of you are waiting for the recent training photos and video, I will have them up in the next few weeks. I'm in the process of changing my office location. So thanks again, I will see you on the fire ground, Keep up the great work. Rob

Thursday, July 10, 2008

East Great Plain, Pin Job 07-10-08

At 12:am, EGPFD was dispatched to the 500 Block of New London TPRK for a two car with entrapment. On arrival they found a pick up with drivers side damage, with a male with minor injuries, and in a second four door car with two elderly occupants trapped in a car resting in the yard slightly in the air on some bushes, it had heavy front and driver’s side damage. Crews operated on the pick up, just needed to pop the door and remover the occupant. The 2nd crew had to remove the passenger’s side door and roof. One occupant was transported with a Hair traction applied. All three were transported to Backus by American Ambulance.

Monday, July 07, 2008

PAST FIRES Manchester 04-1985

Manchester Ct. April 1985 Middle Tpke W. & Essex St.