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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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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Meriden, 2nd Alarm 09-20-12

Meriden fire transmitted an 2 alarm fire on Kensington Ave at Summary St, about 2305 hours. Members had a difficult time with the exterior attack due to the house being surrounded by tree's, which made picture taking next to impossible. More pictures at

Willington, 2nd Alarm 09-20-12

The Willington department's had this 2nd alarm at 245 Tolland Tpke on 9/20/12 @1620 hours. Mutual aid from Uconn, Mansfield and Tolland assisted at the scene.

East Hartford Pin job 09-13-12

East Hartford responded too Connecticut Boulevard & Main Street, came in just before 1900 hours as a two car MVA with possibly a party trapped. Engine 1 & Squad 1 were on the box. On arrival the officer of the wagon reported the Squad would be putting the tool to work for one. Extrication took between 10 & 15 minutes, ASM packaged appeared non life threatening to Hartford Hospital.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Taftville, Deer rescue 09-13-2012

Around 20:00, Taftville Fire was requested by Norwich PD, for an animal rescue. Two young deer were found stuck in a iron fence. TFD used the Hurst spreaders to free both.
Deer #1 photos

The photos are of the 2nd deer.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hartford 2nd Alarm 08-30-12

Hartford, Ct had this 2nd alarm  At 06:17 hours.  The fire was in an occupied 3 story brick at 18 Capen St. More pictures at

Norwich W/F 09-08-12

Shortly after the Baltic incident. Norwich fire dispatched Norwich units, to 24 Gleason St., for a house fire. Engine 2 arrived and found heavy smoke coming from the building. Crews found a active fire in the 2 story WF home. In a short time they had the fire under control. The fire is under investigation. NFI

Baltic W/F

Baltic and M/A responded to 121 West Main Street, for a reported fire in a apartment around 18:00. Smoke was reported from the roof line and the engine stretched into the building. They found a fire in the bathroom fan with minor extension into the attic. NFI

Franklin Car fire. 08-12

Mid-morning Franklin Fire w/MA responded to Franklin motor for a building fire reported as a truck on fire in the building. Light smoke and dry-powder was coming from the building on arrival. The building occupants were able to control the fire. No damage to the building, except some smoke and coating of dry-powder.