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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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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Manchester, 2nd Alarm 12-26-10

At 16:38 hours during a blizzard the Manchester, Ct Fire Rescue EMS Dept. responded to 130 Eldridge St. for a basement fire. Car 23 transmitted the 2nd alarm on arrival for heavy smoke showing. On entering the building members found fire traveling the walls to the attic.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays 2010

Thanks for a Great Year NLCFirephotos
Rob Ladd

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hartford, Pin Job 12-22-10

Hartford, Fire members had this MVA with extrication at Charter Oak St & Columbus Blvd @ 0935 hours. Multiple patients were transported to city hospital's

Chicago LODDx2

December 22nd, 2010

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

It is with deep sadness that I report to you that the Chicago Fire Fighters Union, Local No. 2, has lost two of its members today Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010. FF Edward J. Stringer - E63 and FF/EMT Corey D. Ankum T34 were killed in the line of duty following a wall collapse at a structural fire.

There were a number of members also injured at this same fire. We have four members still hospitalized in stable condition.

Please keep the families of Brother Stringer and Brother Ankum in your thoughts and prayers.

Once arrangements are made available, we will let you know through e-mail blasts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole department during this very sad time.

Fraternally -- Tom Ryan, President Local 2





Worcester Ma, W/F 12-22-10

Worcester, Ma Fire responded to 36 Plantation Box13-12 around 11:30 for a smell of smoke with smoke coming from the eve. Fire department investigated and found no smoke or fire in the building but light smoke on the B-C side. As the where searching for the source and evacuating the building the fire broke out along the eve's. Crews had the the fire knockdown before my arrival.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Class 46 CFA Graduation 12-17-10

Connecticut Fire Academy class #46 graduation .
The graduating class consists of 41 Firefighters representing 17 fire departments from across the state. The class roster includes seven firefighters going to work for the City of New London and six others heading to Stratford. Five additional firefighters will be starting their careers in Milford and three going to the East Hartford Fire Department. Other communities and or fire departments represented in the class are Avon, Branford, Bristol, Cromwell, Danbury, Greenwich, Drakeville (Torrington), Noank (Groton), North Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Ridgefield and Wilton.

The shirt is the class gift to the fire academy. It had all the class members names and the department they came from, it will be mounted on the wall in CFA building near the classrooms.

Baltic, truck fire 12-16-10

Baltic fire operating at a truck fire on Riverside Ave, prior arrival the home owner was operating a 1/4 inch handle line.

Taftville, minor pin job 12-16-10

Taftville fire, while responding to a medical found this two car MVA, members used the spreaders to pop the door to gain access to the elderly patients with minor injuries.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stonington Borough W/F 12-14-10

Around 10:45 Stonington Borough, was dispatched to 2 Bradley Street for several callers reporting a house fire, First due officer reported heavy fire showing and requested M/A from Wequetequock and Pawcatuck. The fire extended to the attic. The fire is under investigation.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hartford 2nd Alarm 12-11-10

Hartford, Ct had this 2nd alarm at 60 South St. at 00:32 hours. Two residents were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. More pictures @

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Monville W/F 12-08-10

Montville, Mohegan, Oakdale to 107 Kittimaug Rd for smoke form the roof, at 12:13 upon arrival Smoke was coming from the eve's and a working fire was declared. M/A for water supply and man-power was called. Crews stretched a line and vented the roof to confine the fire to the interior of the home. The fire is under investigation. More photos @ Laddsphotos

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hartford 2nd alarm OMD 11-30-10

Hartford fire responded to 639 Broad St., about 1210 hours for this 2nd alarm fire. District 3 struck the 2nd on arrival due to heavy fire conditions. Access was tough due to alley ways in the area having steel fences and those with gates, most of them were welded shut. Members stretched lines through adjacent buildings. More pictures at.

East Hartford W/F "with a lot of animal rescues" 11-30-10

East Hartford, responded to 356 O'Connell Dr., at 1002 hours for this house fire. First due, Ladder 2 reported smoke from the roof with fire in the living room. Members removed many cats and dogs from the residence. More pictures at