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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.

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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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hartford Boat, 05-26-09

Around 16:40, Hartford fire reponded to the Connecticut River with the FD boat to assist a boater who had lost power and was drifting down river. HFD launched their boat and with an assist from another boater brought the troubled boat back to the boat launch.

Hartford W/F 5-26-09

At 15:50, Hartford fire responded to 34 Edgewood for a fire on the first floor of a 3 story brick apartment building.

Norwich W/F 05-26-09

Norwich Fire responded to 102 Stonington Road, Stonington Estates for a porch fire. They found a active fire on the exterior of the building. Car-1 had some M/A companies to water supply operations and some on stand-by. I have NFI at this time.Photo from Quilter (VIA Cell Phone)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bozrah MVA, 05-21-09

Bozrah Fire responded to Rt-163 and Bozrah St Ext. for a two car MVA, On arrival the found a "T" bone incident. One person had to be extricated with a door pop and transported to Backus.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Subase, 1st Alarm 05-19-09

Around 09:10, Subase Fire was dispatched to 121 Michigan Ave, for a report of a bedroom fire. Upon arrival they found a 6 unit, 2 story wf with smoke showing from 2nd floor of the end unit. Due to Ladder 15 being O.O.S G-35 was requested. C-10 (A/C) Called for a 1st alarm as crews reported a active fire on the 2nd floor. New London FAST was added at that time. The fire was confined to the bedroom.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Taftville MVA 05-14-09

Around 9:pm, Taftville fire responded to Norwich Ave in the area of the Knights of Columbus for a car vs Pole. (A cell phone photo) NFI

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hartford 3rd Alarm, 05-13-09

3rd alarm in Hartford 5/13/09 at 30 Woodland St.

East Hartford, W/F 04-14-09

East Hartford responded to 1327 Burnside Ave. at 0915 hrs. Fire was in the bottom floor rear apt. Some smoke showing on my arrival with a quick knockdown. First due engine 3 was at a fire alarm on Nutmeg Ln. and they ended up being the working fire engine for this fire. More pictures at.

Lisbon 2nd Alarm 05-13-09

Lisbon Fire was dispatched to 76 Sullivan Rd around14:40 pm along with Occum and Taftville "FAST TEAM" and Canterbury for a reported structure fire. A youth reported smoke in the building unable to enter. On arrival a working fire was declared in a 28'x40' ranch style house, heavy fire was showing at the front and rear doors of the building. This brought a call for tankers from Griswold and Plainfield. With the 1st floor burned through an exterior attack was the only option and the fire eventually made its way through the roof. The family dog and cat perished in the blaze, as well as most of the contents in the house were lost. The American Red Cross was on scene to assist the family, as well as the Lisbon FMO whom is working on the cause.

East Hartford, Ct's new Marine 1

East Hartford, Ct's new Marine 1. I was invited to take the maiden voyage today on the Connecticut River. The boat is 26' long with a beam of 8'-6" and a draft of 13". Front of boat has a ramp and both sides of the boat have a door that folds down into the water to gain access. The doors have a ladder in them to assist getting into the boat. The deck gun will deliver 350 GPM. The winch can be mounted on either side of the boat. The boat has guages that tell you how deep the water is, the temp of the water, compass heading and speed at which you are traveling. Rides pretty smooth at 37 MPH for a flat bottom boat. Many more pictures http://squadfirephotos.smugmug.com

Norwich/East Great Plain, Brush Fire 05-11-09

Around 17:45 Norwich Fire responded to Star St. for a brush fire in the woods, After investigating they found a slow moving but good size ground cover fire. The fire crossed fire districts and EGPFD was started. Car 5 requested UTV 6 from Laural Hill for assistance into the area. The fire was placed under control in about 1hr.

West Hartford 2nd Alarm 05-12-09

West Hartford, CT responded to 105 Newington Rd. around 2135 hrs. Quint 3 reported heavy fire showing on arrival. A 2nd alarm was requested, Hartford Fire Dept.responded on M/A to the scene for RIT. This was the second fire in this house today. First fire was minor. More pictures at.

Manchester 2nd Alarm

Manchester, Ct (8th District FD) responded to 64 Congress St @1421 hrs. First PD unit on scene reported heavy fire showing. When the 8th District FD arrived a 2nd Alarm was transmitted, at that time a full structure response from quick knock down by members with the first line.