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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.

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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Friday, October 28, 2011

Putnam 2 working fires. 10-28-11

 Around 11:am Putnam Fire dispatched a fire in a commercial building off Kennedy drive and Canal St. While they were responding a 2nd fire was dispatched for the same street but different location. One was Woodstock Line the 2nd was Palleflex. The buildings were about 500' from each other. Putnam responded to Woodstock line with fire coming from a large fan on the B side of the building. East Putnam worked a minor fire in the Palleflex Building. M/A from Danielson and Woodstock's aided in the Woodstock line fire. Community and Pomfert also responded. Both fires are under investigation.
The yellow section was the location of the fire. Note: the building is a covered Heavy timber mill type building
Woodstock Ladder 170
This building was the location of the 2nd fire was in the Palleflex

Coming soon Detroit Devils Night Action

I will be heading out to Detroit for the weekend. I'm hoping to bring you "some" Detroit action. I may post some photo from the cell phone then over next week the photos and maybe some video.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

East Great Plain 2nd+ alarm 10-26-11

At 10pm EGPFD was dispatched to 340 West Thames St (Sure Fire Company) for smoke from the building. First due officer reported smoke showing and ordered a 2.5 line and forcible entry to the front of the building. The building is about 30x60 with the rear being  2 storys. Once the front  forced heavy smoke pushed out. A 2nd Alarm was requested. Lines were placed inservice in the basment storage area and the office floor area.  After a while the fire jumped to the cockloft area while crews were venting the roof. Condition deteriorated and all companies were removed from the building. At this time master streams were placed in service. After a short time crews re=entered the building for overhaul. The fire is under investgation by the NFO and the State FMO.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oakdale Ct. W/F 10-23-11.

Oakdale fire along with Chesterfield and Montville's ladder, responded to the area of #300 Oxoboxo  Cross Rd for a house fire, Correct address is 291. First arriving found a heavily involved building and requested a tanker response. The fire was well advanced in the vacant home. The fire is under investigation

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Bozrah RV Fire w/exposure 10-09-11

Bozrah fire was dispatched around 10:50 for a auto fire to the rear of Fitchville Auto. The arrived to find fire shooting above the building from the rear. The encountered a RV 50% involved with the building 12ft away and a Trailer full of tires starting to burn. Command request a working fire assignment, Yantic, Franklin and Mohegan Tribe for FAST. A 1.75 hand-line was placed in operations too control the fire with exposure lines stretched.  Minor extension in to the trailer, with some heat indication on the area of the Building.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Reminder: Tactics Seminar Novemeber 5th.

On November 5, 2011 The Yantic Fire Engine Company #1 is hosting a one day firefighting tactics seminar. Two classes will beheld, the morning will be Firefighting Operations in Garden Apartments and Townhouses and the afternoon will be To Go or Not to Go: Fireground Decision Making. Both classes will be instructed by the Jersey Guys Firefighting Training.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

East Great Plain MVA in the water. 09-26-11

EGPFD was dispatched for a person having seizures in the area of McDonald's on Rt-82, They found the car located in a small pond several hundred feet from the reported location. NFI at this time.

Bozrah MVA w/Fire 10-02-2011

Bozrah fire was dispatched to Rt-2 West bound for a reported MVA with fire south of exit 22, around 08:00.  They found a one car into the center median with the engine compartment on fire. The occupants exited the car, injuries unknown. During the incident heavy rain was falling the roads were very slippery.