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

As of July 2017, my site has had 319000 hits thanks for viewing. If you keep coming I will keep posting. First time visitors for older post click on the month links right side.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

A few photos from Aprils Groton Fire Officers training. 04-30-12 at Old Mystic Fire Department.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Silver City Fire Fest

The Connecticut Fire Photographers Association is once again sponsoring the Silver City Fire Fest, a day for fire buffs, emergency vehicle model builders & collectors, apparatus and photographers.  This year's event has been relocated to the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 900 East Main Street in Meriden, CT, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The first two years have drawn hundreds of spectators and dozens of model displayers, plus in-service and restored apparatus.  A great day for all emergency services buffs and enthusiasts!  Admission is $5.00 per adult, Kids 12 and under FREE.  There is no charge to display models, photographs or real emergency vehicles.  Vendor space is available for $50.00 per 4'x8' table.

For those who have not been with us before, here is what to expect:
***Displays of police, fire, and EMS models and collections
***Video and photography displays from the CT Fire Photographers
***Vendors selling firematic books, clothing, helmet shields, pagers, etc.

For further information and to reserve display and vendor space, please email me at

I will add a link for the flyer later.

East Hartford W/F 04-25-12

East Hartford fire responded to 212 Main St. for a fire in a rear yard, house that was under construction fully involved at 0510 hours.  More pictures at my site.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Norwich fire was dispatched to 58 Broad St for a fire on the 2nd floor around 22:35. NFI

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waterford, Truck Fire 04-17-12

 Cohanzie and Quaker Hill worked this Trailer fire at the town dump. NFI

Friday, April 13, 2012

New London 2nd Alarm 04-13-12

New London Fire responded to 36 Blinman St. around 20:20  for a reported fire.  NFI at this time.

Plainfield 2nd alarm 04-10-12

Plainfield Fire responded to 112 Packerville Rd, Gary s Tire, For a fully involved building at 05:53. The barn was collapsing in a short time. Several cars, trailers and out buildings where burning. This fire accrued at the same time as the Canterbury fire.

Canterbury W/F 04-10-12

Canterbury Fire responded to 242 North Canterbury Rd around 05:30 for a reported house fire. first due found heavy fire. Within  min of this fire a 2nd fire was discovered in Plainfield a short distance away. This taxed the areas resources.

 Photos from Keven Ring

Hebron W/F 04-08-12

At 22:20 hours the Hebron, Ct FD was toned out for a possible structure fire at 23 Pepperbush Dr. On arrival members had the rear of a 2 story wood frame well involved. Mutual aid responded from Colchester, Columbia, Glastonbury and Willimantic Engine 301 as RIT. Once Quint 110 had water their ladder pipe quickly knocked down the fire.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Past Fires. 1990s

Here are a few older photos from the 1990s. These were scanned from the photos

Bozrah firefighters work a mobile home fire with propane tanks leaking gas, The incident accrued on Rt-2 East Bound.
 Baltic, Firefighter work to trench a roof of a apartment building as the smoke lights off.
 Colchester firefighters enter the front door of the fabric store.
Jewett City, Heavy fire on the 3rd floor of a Vacant apartment building.
 Jewett City, This was the first activation of a FAST Team in the area, The firefighter on the roof was removed after a collapse on the 3nd floor.

 Laural Hill, Laural Hill Ave. Heavy fire self vents from a wood shop.
 New London Fire vents after the OVM takes the "D" side window, of a lawyers office.
 Norwich firefighters enter the first floor as fire breaks out after dropping down from the 2nd floor. Fire was located on Boswell Ave.
 Taftville's engine sets up the deck gun as the 2nd floor flashes over in a vacant apartment building on Bolduc Lane.
Ladder 25 Sets up for ladder pipe operations at the Bolduc Lane fire.
Taftville heavy fire takes the 3rd and 4th floors of a occupied apartment building, This 3rd alarm was on Providence St.