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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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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yantic 2nd Alarm, 02-21-11

Around 06:50 Yantic fire responded to 48 McClellan Ave. for a reported garage fire. First due officer found fire showing above the roof line from the rear of a 1 story ranch. To the rear a walk out basement with a one car garage was heavily involved, extending to the main living area. A 2nd Alarm was requested with Tankers do to poor water supply in the area. Eng-32s crew made quick knock down of the main body of fire. Eng-33 searched for occupants and extension on the main floor. Crews found minor extension in several areas. EGPFD assisted on scene, The remaining M/A was placed in staging and released after a short time. The fire is under investigation. Photo just after first water on the fire.
You never know what you will find in a garage.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Governor’s consolidation bill (SB 1016 An Act Establishing a Department Of Emergency Responder Training)

February 20, 2011

Fire Service Members
State of Connecticut

To All Members of the Fire Service in the State of Connecticut:

I am writing this with great urgency. The Governor’s consolidation bill (SB 1016, An Act Establishing a Department Of Emergency Responder Training) will combine The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control with Police Officers Standards Training Council. The public hearing on this bill will be at the LOB room 1D at 12:00 noon on February 22, 2011.

I have been communicating with members of The Joint Council of Fire Service Organizations and meeting with the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Fire Chief’s Association to develop a plan to address this proposed consolidation. The members of the Joint Council will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. this Monday to finalize a unified fire service response to present at the public hearing. All organizations in the fire service must unite as one voice for the overall future of the fire service of the State of Connecticut. We all must join forces and stand together as one UNIFIED FIRE SERVICE (career and volunteer), to ensure that we, the fire service, will retain the agency which currently provides us and the future firefighters of Connecticut the level of training and support that we need to best serve our communities. This agency allows ALL Connecticut firefighters to receive the highest level of training so that we can continue serving the public whom entrust us with their lives and property.

We must realize that a consolidation will likely occur; but the fire service must stand our ground and recommend which agency or agencies will best compliment the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control.

In closing, I am asking that anyone who can attend this very important public hearing regarding the future of the fire service on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at 12:00 noon in room 1D at the LOB please do so, in uniform.


Chief Kenneth W. Richards, Jr.
President Connecticut Fire Chief’s Association
Chairperson Joint Council of Fire Service Organizations

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Columbia W/F 02-17-11

Columbia responded to this working at 1420 hours in a log home located at 79 Erdoni Rd. Much mutual aid assisted the Columbia FD., both at the scene and for station coverage.

Manchester, 2nd Alarm 02-12-11

Manchester fire responded to this 2nd alarm fire at 81 Lake St. At 1716 hours.
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Lisbon W/F 02-16-11

Lisbon fire with M/A responded at 05:59 to 15 Bundy Hill Road for a Structure fire. Crews found a fully involved house starting to collapsing. The house was vacant, crews remained on scene to extinguish and investigate the fire.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Harford 2nd Alarm 01-12-11 3rd fire in 72 hrs.

This fatal 2nd alarm fire at 485 Albany Ave in Hartford, Ct was on 2/12/11 at 0615 hours
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3rd 2nd Alarm in 72 hours
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Hartford on Fire

Hartford 2nd Alarm 02-11-11

Hartford fire worked this second 2nd alarm fire in 24 hours at 58 Chadwick Ave at 00:50 hours in single digit temperatures. Fire was in a vacant 3 story wood frame. Very difficult access due to the snow.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hartford 2nd Alarm 02-10-11

At o2:15 Hartford fire responded to 439 Hillside Ave for a fire in a 3 story WF. District 1A struck the 1-1-2 a ( 2nd alarm). D 1A transmitted Heavy fire one the 2nd & 3rd floor. Operations went defensive and two towers went into operation. The fire is under investigating. More pictures at.
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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Noank, 1st alarm 01-29-11

Noank Fire responded to 250 Elm Street at 01:15 for a house fire. Crews found fire in the walls and opened up. A 1st alarm was transmitted. Fire was under control in a short time.

New London W/F 01-23-11

New London Fire operated at 43 summer St, for a fire in this Vacant Multi family. Fire was confined to the first floor. NFI