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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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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Norwich W/F w/special call 05-27-10

Around 02:25, Norwich Fire responded to the area of Norwich Free Academy for a house fire the location was not positive at first from multiple callers. As apparatus approach the area the correct address was received and crews arrived to find the fire located at 1 Coles Ct., With Heavy fire in the C-D section of the home. The occupants were out of the home when the FD and PD arrived. The fire had consumed a "L" shaped porch and was spreading to the main dwelling. Crews stretched several lines and vented the roof as the fire spread to the attic area. M/A engines from Taftville (ET-21) and Yantic (E-33) where requested by command. The fire was under control in about one hour, This fire accrued right after a severe storm passed through the area.
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Vernon, live fire training 05-23-10

Town of Vernon, Ct station 441 members and Tolland, Ct ET-340 members went to the Hartford, CT training center to do live fire training. In the morning the members did structure fire training and after lunch they did gas fire training. More pictures at.

Andover Barn fire 05-27-10

Andover Fire responded to 20 Wheeling Rd at 00:50 hours for this barn fire during during a severe lightning storm. Mutual aid from N. Coventry and Columbia assisted at the scene. A few more pictures @.

Glasonbury W/F 05-23-10

Glastonbury fire responded to 373 Chimney sweep Hill Rd around 1730 hours. Quick knockdown by the members. Reported as a Kitchen fire.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hartford 2nd alarm 05-10-10

Hartford, Ct responded to 111-113 Grandview Terr. for this 2nd alarm at 2350 hours for the rear porches of a 3 story wood frame. Companies had heavy fire conditions on arrival but made a quick knockdown for the new chief of department's first multiple alarm fire. More pictures at.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jewett City W/F 05-12-10

Jewett City fire responded to Pond Lane for a basement fire at 14:34. Upon arrival they reported heavy fire from the C-D side. M/A was requested for tankers and FAST. Fire had burned through the floor in the hall and ammo was stored in a first floor room preventing a quick knock down. Within 40 min fire was under control.

Lisbon Train Derailment 05-12-10

Lisbon fire responded at 13:04 to a Train derailment at 365 River Rd (RT-12). They found 9 rail cars tankers and bin type rolled over with some in the river. One tanker of liquid latex was leaking and considered about the rest a Haz-mat response was requested. The IMT was requested along with the Cerrit along with several state agencies. Providence Worcester Rail road responded to control the incident. The clean up is expected to take 3-4 days. No injuries were reported.

Willimantic, 3rd alarm 05-06-10

Willimantic, Ct FD responded to 25 Chestnut St at 2250 hours for this 3rd alarm fire. The 3 story wood frame was on a very congested and hilly street. The call came in for a porch fire, on arrival they confirmed a active fire and requested the tower. With in minutes car-101 requested a 3rd alarm. The fire rapidly took hold of the attic. The neighborhood is loaded with college kids who thought this was a big party. More pictures at.