First In

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, September 23, 2010

Hartford 2nd Alarm 09-23-10

At 0040 hours Hartford, Ct responded to this 2nd alarm at 145 Clark St for a report of a M/C on fire to the rear of the building. Before Engine 7 left quarters (4 doors down the street) people were banging on the firehouse door reporting a building fire. On Engine 7's arrival they had heavy fire on 3 floors in the rear of the building. Firefighters made quick stop on this fire in a 3 story wood frame apartment building. One firefighter was evaluated by EMS. More pictures @

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Connecticut Fire Convention

Connecticut Fire Convention link I have up to the 5th Division with some staging and lot shots. I will post links for other once they update their sites. Yantic Fire Engine Company's
Silsby Steamer

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Norwich 2nd Alarm 09-15-10

Around 20:30, Norwich Fire was dispatched to 20 Palmer St. for a house on fire, Reported from home owner that just arrived home. Battalion 1 arrived and confirmed a working fire and had Eng-2 lay in. Lines were stretched and knocked down visible fire on the 2nd floor, as the truck and a engine vented the building. A flash over accrued on the 2nd floor "D" side porch area, worked it way to the 3rd floor center "A" side window. Crews were evacuated at this time. The visible fire was knocked down as fire fighters regrouped and worked the fire, after a little while the fire took hold of 3nd floor and a 2nd evacuation was given, at this time they went defensive with Eng-2 deck gun and tower-1. A wall was weekend and collapsed on the 3rd floor. The fire is under investigation.

Fire on the 2nd floor "D" side flashes out the side door.For the rest of the photos click here

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Montville (Oakdale Section) Mutli alarm 08-07-10

1:am Oakdale fire along with M/A responded to 430 Chapel Hill Road, Oakdale Pizza for a building fire. On arrival they found a strip mall with heavy smoke and fire showing. Command requested extra alarms with a request for tankers. The fire destroyed several business in the strip mall water was shuttled into the area.
These photos and a few more will be located at Easter Ct, fire Photos in a few days

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Apparatus Photo trip. 08-28-10

August 28th Some friends and I made apparatus Photo trip a day of visiting a few fire departments for a photo shoot of some of the newer apparatus in New London County. This is a preview of some of the apparatus that maybe in the Connecticut state convention parade on the 19th of this month in New London. A thanks goes to all departments for allowing us to take time out of your day. Mohegan Tribe TowerMohegan Tribe Haz-Mat 1, FerraraRescue-5 East Great PlainG-15 Pierce Mid-mount TowerG-11 Pierce City of Groton A-25 A-21 A-11 New LondonA- 25 New London SeagraveA-11 New London Spartan Gladiator / Rosenbauer

For the full apparatus shoot click here