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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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Sunday, September 27, 2009

City of Groton W/F 09-27-09

City of Groton Fire responded to Branford Manner Apartments At 190 Branford Ave. for a kitchen fire. City units arrived and found a minor stove fire. M/A from PGFD, SBFD EBFD one engine each, along with Phizer ambulance. Subase C-25 As FAST taking up

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tolland ,Car fire w/extention 09-25-09

Tolland Fire responded to 19 Joe Sabbath Dr at 0051 hours. Call was dispatched as a structure fire and on the chief's arrival he reported a car fire with extension to the house. As the fire got into the attic area of the garage Crews attached the car and made their way into the attic space as a crew vented the roof.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vernon Car vs Building. 09-23-09

Vernon fire had this car vs. building at 435 Hartford Tpke. @10:23 hours. Alot of building damage but no injuries requiring transport to the hospital.

Hartfrod Pin Job 09-21-09

At 23:55 Hartford Fire responded to Columbus Blvd and Arch St., for a MVA.HFD found one person trapped with Tac 1 doing the extrication.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Norwich W/F 09-22-09

Around 14:30 Norwich Fire Responded to Talman St Ext. for smoke coming from a vacant building. Battalion 1, arrived and confirmed Smoke from the building. Then upgraded it to a working fire. Tower 1 set up in the loading dock area and vented the roof, The engine Cos stretch 2 lines and aid with outside vent. The fire was confined to the interior of the building. The fire is under investigation.

Occum Trailer fire 09-22-09

Around 11:30, Occum Fire responded to Bridge St for a reported Tractor trailer with a fire in the Box section. Car 4 arrived and reported a active fire in the box section holding card board. The fire was located up forward. Crews operated 2 lines with foam to slow the progression of the fire down until they could gain access. The vented the roof of the trailer and opened up the side. Later the truck was removed to be unloaded and investigated. M/A from Baltic was requested.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Scotland Barn fire 09-14-09

Mid afternoon, Scotland w/MA. from Baltic and Canterbury fire. responded to Hanover RD the 200 block for a reported car fire with extension to a barn. ( I noticed the smoke from Bozrah and decided to take it in). The barn was heavily involved and the engine crew focused on exposure protection of a 30+ft cabin cruiser boat about ten feet away. The crews save the boat with minor damage to it.

Scotland's Rescue 416, formaly from Hyattsville, MD.Canterbury LadderBaltic Engine ET-124

Manchester W/F 09-16-09

Manchester fire responded to 116 High St at 18:35. Was dispatched as power line burning on the house. Fire showing on arrival with power line falling just after. Unsure how much extension into the house. Hard to get pictures due to the over growth conditions of the yard on that side of the house.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Taftville MVA w/pin 09-12-09

At 14:30 Taftville fire responded to a MVA W/ Extrication in the area of 118 Norwich ave cross st of Hunters ave. They found a two car MVA with one vehicle on its side. Firefighters removed the drivers side doors to remove the Patient from the suv. bystanders and NPD broke the windshield of the overturned truck and removed occupant of pick-up prior to FD arrival. all with reported non-life threatening injuries.