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Friday, April 15, 2011

Taftville 2nd Alarm w/Mayday 04-15-11

Around 04:00 Taftville fire was dispatched to 24 Harland PL for a house fire with occupants trapped. Taftville fire requested Full assignment from Yantic with Tribal FAST. First arriving fire officer reported a working fire, with minutes all occupants were accounted for (reportedly escaped from a 2nd floor window). Crews worked the first floor to knockdown the fire, As several firefighters accessed the 2nd floor for search and knockdown the main body of fire. During this time a firefighters leg broke threw the floor and he could not get out. A 2nd firefighter was trying to assist him, he too broke threw the floor and got entangled in wires in the first floor ceiling. The other firefighters can to their aid. As a Mayday was transmitted, Tribal FAST made their way to the 2nd floor area to free the two firefighters, one was placed in the bucket of the tower the 2nd was walked down the stairs. During this time a 2nd FAST was requested from Bozrah FD. Command shifted operations to a defensive mode until the fire was under control. The firefighter were evaluated and released. Norwich FMO is investigating the fire.
Just as the first floor was knocked down.Tower 25 lowering one of the firefighters to the ground, after removal from the 2nd floorFire and EMS work with one of the firefighters that were removed after breaking threw the floor