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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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

East Great Plain, Truck Fire 06-22-12

 EGPFD and Mohegan responded to Rt-395 SB for a truck rollover with fire and entrapment around 14:20. As they responded it was reported that people were attempting to remove the driver. First due found the incident located in the grassy area near exit 80SB. The cab was fully involved and the driver was out of the truck. A quick knock-down was achieved but the fire extended into the storage area of the garbage truck. A torch was used to open the top of the truck to wet down the load. Do to the location of the incident the IC decided to have tankers shuttle water instead of closing the roads down.

Manchester MVa w/pin 06-16-12

Manchester Fire responded to this accident with extrication at 1335 hours. 
Eeyore's face kinda says it all.

Newington W/F 06-16-12

Newington fire made fast work of this second floor fire at 219 Cambria Ave.

West Hartford W/F 06-14-12

West Hartford had a working fire in a store at 981 Farmington Ave. at11:52 hours. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

East Great Plan, Car fire. 06-12-12

Late in the afternoon, EGPFD was dispatched to Ct-DMV for a fully involved car fire. Car-58 arrived and found a engine compartment fire with no exposures. One line was stretched and the fire was placed under control. The FMO is investigating the fire. NFI.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

New Britain W/F 06-02-12

At 05:05 hrs New Britain fire was dispatched to 29-31Homestead Ave, they found heavy fire showing from this house.  More pictures at

Somers General Alarm Mill Fire 06-02-12

In the pouring rain Somers, Ct had this general alarm fire in a vacant mill at Maple & School  at 0230 hours. Mutual aid from at least 20 dept.'s assisted. 

Photo by MJ
Engine N-62, Station 24
Submarine Base Fire Department
Division of NRMAF&ES
Groton, CT.