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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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Friday, July 15, 2011

Taftville Car Fire (Delayed Post) 06-30-11

Taftville Fire Responded to this car fire on Norwich Ave, This is one of the three incidents they responded to in a extremely short time, First they were requested to aid Occum with a MVA, As Occum was responding a fully involved car was noticed at Occum package store. As Occum and Taftville work the two incidents Norwich Fire transmitted the call for a car fire further down the road. When they arrived the Passenger compartment was involved.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Norwich 2nd Alarm + 07-09-11

Around 10:20 Norwich fire was dispatched to 145 Rockwell St. for a reported apartment fire. First due reported light smoke showing, Then found heavy fire to the rear on two floors. T-1 laddered the building using ground ladders do to power lines in the front of the building, T-1 was working the roof as condition deteriorated and were ordered off the roof by command, The engines worked both floors and attic. During this time a 2nd was requested by Car-1. Taftville T-25 , E-21 & Yantic E-33. Command ordered all companies out of the building for defensive operations. T-1 Set up for pipe operations. HT-6 was requested for additional supply lines. Once the heavy fire was knocked down crews re-entered the building to locate and overhaul the pockets of fire. The FM Task Force is investigating.

The first set of photos More to come.Conditions to the rear on arrival

Waterford W/F 07-01-11

Waterford Departments were dispatched to 4th street for a house fire, Crews encountered heavy fire conditions in a 1 story home, initial reports of occupant trapped. Crews knocked down the fire and searched the building to find no occupants in the home. NFI

Woodstock (Bungay) W/F 06-11-11 (Delayed)

Around 09:50 Bungay along with M/A responded to Center Rd & Bradford Corner Rd for a house fire. Crews found the Barn section on fire spreading to the house. Crews chased the fire in several roof sections in the dwelling for awhile until the fire was under control. NFI

Friday, July 01, 2011

East Great Plain 2nd Alarm + 06-30-11

Around 09:30 Norwich Fire Dispatched East Great Plain FD to 9 Bushnell Place, For a possible building fire. On arrival of Car-59 a report of a working fire with heavy brush surrounding a two story vacant home. In short time a 2nd Alarm was requested, M/A from several departments responded. Heavy smoke conditions from the 2nd floor and fire showing from a rear window. Crews attempted to advance into the dwelling but encountered Colliers Mansion conditions with in. With condition deteriorating operations went defensive. The fire was under control in a few hours. Norwich FMO and PD are investigating.
(Joe good work with my camera.)
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