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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, October 27, 2009

Bozrah Tanker Drill 09-26-09

Monday night Bozrah Fire held a tanker shuttle drill. The following department attended Franklin, Lebanon, Yantic, Baltic, Salem and Gardner Lake. The drill last about 2hrs with water flow for about 1hr. With and estimate of flowing around 1500+ a min, five 3000gln drop tanks were used along with two fill sites.

New Britain, 2nd Alarm 10-26-09

New Britain fire worked this 2nd alarm in a vacant 3 brick at 23:05 hours. Building was at Spring St & Union St. On the chiefs arrival he had heavy fire on all floors.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rocky Hill W/F 10-14-09

Rocky Hill responded to 25 Valley Brook RD. for a basement fire. Upon arrival they had Heavy smoke showing and found a active fire in the basement. Crews stretched a 2.5 to control the fire. Fire extended into the first floor and under the exterior siding. Extensive overhaul was needed.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Colchester Pin Job 10-14-09

Colchester fire responded to Middletown Rd (RT-16) and Cabin RD, for a reported 2 car head on. They arrived and found two cars off the road with two pined in two separate vehicles. Command requested a additional heavy rescue from Gardner Lake FD. Both Patients were extricated with about 10 mins. The first Patient was transported ALS to Backus. The 2nd was transported after a interrupter arrived with minor injuries.

New London Minor fire, 09-03-09

New London responded around 8am, to 232 Granite St for a Minor porch fire, Crews worked the Box side of the steps and extinguished the minor fire.

Friday, October 09, 2009

East Hartford, 2nd Alarm 10-09-09

East Hartford fire responded to 231 Ellington Rd around 2030 hrs. for a report of a basement fire. On arrival with smoke showing from the rear of the apt. building and people hanging out the windows awaiting rescue. A second alarm was transmitted. Four residents were removed by Engine 2 over a ground ladder. Fire was in the basement stairwell with the fire marshal investigating. Some more pics at.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Pink Ribbon Fire Truck Tour 10-1-09

Pink Ribbon Fire Truck Tour ( ) that came to East Hartford, Ct fire headquarters, to help the members there support deputy chiefs aide Judy Geier who was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer. There was a fantastic show of support for her shown by family (she has 5 kids and a husband who is a police officer), friends, local and state level politicians and members of other fire departments from the area. Makes me proud to be a retired member of this dept. and see that the brother / sisterhood is still alive and strong.

Manchester, 2nd Alarm 10-01-09

At 04:19 Manchester Fire responded to 209 Hale Rd TGI Fridays Restaurant. First call was for a fire alarm followed by a 911 call, from the cleaning crew after companies were on the road reporting a fire in the building a 2nd alarm was requested. Fire was in the ceiling/roof area in the rear of the rest. More pictures at