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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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Saturday, August 30, 2008

CT Firefighter Day

Gov. M. Jodi Rell was the featured speaker Thursday morning at the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department. Gov. Rell was there to honor career and volunteer fire firefighters for the state in advance of State Firefighters Day in Connecticut Sept. 6.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Norwich 2nd Alarm 08-20-08

Around 00:30 Norwich Fire Responded to Yantic St. For a VAC House on fire.First due found heavy fire conditions between the house and the garage with extension to both structures. The building was a 2.5 wf front and 3.5 in the rear. on a long dead end road. Truck one had to back down about 1000ft in. As crews begin attacking the fire others started opening up the board windows and forcing entry. Truck one vented the building and crews made their way too the 2nd floor and attic. M/A was requested for Yantic for a 2nd feeder line. Norwich and Yantic brought the fire under control. by 02:00. The FMO from Norwich and the State are investigating the fire.

Taftville W/F 08-13-08

Around 02:05 Taftville Fire Responded to Merchants Ave for a house, On arrival they located a fire in the living room, A quick attack knock down the fire with in min's of arrival. M/A from Occum and Yantic for F.A.S.T.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Manchester MVA pin 08-11-08

Manchester, Ct Fire/Rescue/EMS Dept operating at a MVA, about 1230 hrs. Jaws were needed to remove the drivers door. Young child in car seat in veh. Car seat did what it was designed to do and no injuries to child. Driver was removed with what appeared to be minor injuries.
Stay safe,
Patrick Dooley

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Groton (PGFD) fatal MVA 08-09-08

Around 0400hrs Poquonnock Bride FD, responded to Rt 184 at the Rt 12 on ramp for a car vs pole with serious injuries. The Pt was pronounced on scene and extrication took place after the State ME arrived on sceneFor more photos see:

Yantic Car fire Rt 2&32 (late post) 06-08

Yantic Rt-2&32 Car fire

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Yantic Truck Fire, 08-06-08

Yantic responded to the Rogers Road landfill for a reported truck fire, on arrival of Car-3 a compactor trucks cab was fully involved with extension to the load of cardboard. Due to the location and possible need for extra water Et-51 was requested. Eng-32 stretched a Foam line to control the fire in the cab along with a fuel fire from a burned threw diesel line. The fire was under control in about 15 mins.