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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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.