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, March 31, 2011

Items Stolen from CT Fire Museum

Similar to this one with same writing on glass

A matching pair of ornate hand lanterns were recently stolen from their storage box at the Fire Museum in Manchester, CT. The lanterns are two of seven belonging to an ornate parade hose cart.These lanterns date back to a parade wagon purchased in 1882 by Crescent Hose Company #2. The parade wagon is currently on loan to the Connecticut Fireman's Historical Society.The Manchester Police Department has several leads, but are still investigating. They can be reached at 860-645-5544

Other items have been found missing, Its reported that the person is in custody. But Items are still missing. If you have purchased any items an think they are in question please contact the above agencies. Thanks

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Subase (New Engine) and a few extra

C-11 "New" 2010 Pierce Saber/Contender

A twin to C-21

Placed in service on March 25th

C-17 (service) Ford F550 w/utility body

C-200 Ambulance 2010 Ford F450 Wheeled Coach

C-10 Subase Duty A/C (Command Vehicle) 2009 Ford Expedition
C-15 2010. 100' Pierce Tower, 2000gpm/300GLN

Willimantic, 2nd Alarm 03-27-11

Around 01:25 Willimantic Police officer reported working fire at Babcock Court off Spring St. ENG 301, Capt requesting UConn RIT, Mansfield Amb while enroute 2nd alarm struck at 0129 bringing in all WMTC off duty and South Windham cascade to the scene, South Windham engine to cover HQ and North Windham stand by in their Qtrs. Crews stretched two lines and vented the roof. They found fire in the B/C corner of the first floor with extension to second floor. Quick knockdown by Platoon 1

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mystic St Patricks Parade 03-20-11

A few photos from the Mystic parade.
More photos at Laddsphotos

Norwich, W/F 03-12-11

Norwich fire responded to 38 Laurel Hill Ave 05:50 and found fire on the first floor of a large two story home. The building was secured from the inside and forcible entry was required. The fire was knocked down in a short time. NFI

Pawcatuck, W/F 03-10-11

Pawcatuck fire deputy chief gave a working fire at 14:45 for 52 Mechanic St. Companies found an active fire in the attic area of the dwelling. The truck opened the roof area near the chimney to the rear of the house. The fire was extinguished in a short time.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Missing 13 year old Girl (FOUND SAFE)

Thanks for all your help

DOB: Jan 30, 1998Missing: Mar 20, 2011Height: 5'4" (163 cm)Eyes: Blue Race: White
Age Now: 13Sex: FemaleWeight: 120 lbs (54 kg)Hair: Blonde
Missing From:ORANGECTUnited States
Isabella was last seen at home, early on the morning of March 20, 2011. She was last seen wearing a light blue jacket and black rain boots.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACTNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
Orange County Police Department (Connecticut) 1-203-891-2130

Monday, March 14, 2011

E Thompson, 3rd Alarm 03-14-11

Around 12:30 East Thompson responded to 1147 Thompson Rd, for a garage fire the fire reached a 3rd alarm which consumed the Garage/Barn 30'x60' and extended to shed and the home. Companies from CT and MA responded for man-power and water supply. NFI

Monday, March 07, 2011

Test day with new Camera

Overnight I will be posting some test photos and Video with my new Nikon D-7000. Here is the first shots.