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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, December 31, 2013

Glastonbury, 2nd Alarm 12-30-13

Glastonbury fire worked A 2nd alarm at1100 hours. They found a 3 car garage  fully involved on arrival the fire extended and took hold of the attic. Mutual aid form Manchester fire, Engine 4 and Car 21 assisted at the scene. 
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Lebanon W/F 12/30/13

Lebanon fire was dispatched to 414 Norwich avenue for a possible house fire. First due, found a 1 story OPD with Heavy fire showing at 21:56. Command ordered a defensive attack. Crews placed a Bliz Fire, 2.5 HL and the ladder in operation as the tankers set up water supply. The bulk of the fire was knocked down in about 20mins. The fire is under investigation.
Full set of photos here Ladds photos
 First due stretched a bliz fire and a 2.5" handline

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Yantic MVA w/pin 12-20-13

Around 13:30 Yantic Fire was dispatched to Rt-2 & 32 at Exit 29E for a jeep into the rocks reporting patient pined, by the PD. Officer stated this was not a pursuit. E-33 arrived to find a 4 door jeep with heavy damage to the front end with a patient with sever injuries, along with a large contingent of PD from several towns and the State.  ( The police was searching for the occupant for a non crime incident.) Crews worked with the Hurst tool for several minutes to free the occupant. Yantic fire and American Ambulance treated the patient. The patient was transported ALS to Backus.

Hartford, 2 alarm 12-08-13

Hartford fire struck 2 alarms for this fire at 194 Edgewood St  @0248 hrs.
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Monday, December 02, 2013

Voluntown W/F+ 12-02-13

Around 09:05 Voluntown and M/A was dispatched to 37 Beachdale Ave. for a house fire. Crews found fire showing from the front window, the fire extended from the basement to the attic. A tanker shuttle was established for water supply. The fire is under investigation by the FM.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

East Hartford, W/F 11-23-13

About 1420 hours. East Hartford responded to 81 Central Ave.. for a garage fire, crews found a working garage fire. The fire is under investigation.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Meriden, 3rd alarm 11/14/13

Meriden, 3rd alarm + , 73 Meeting House Ridge  about 03:30 hours. these photos are 45 into the fire. Mutual aid from numerous departments assisted at the scene and for station coverage
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Friday, November 08, 2013

Norwich W/F 11-08-13

Norwich fire operated at this apartment fire at 366 Central Ave. Fire was located on the 2nd floor which was a grease fire with extension. I believe this was the first fire that the new Engine 3, responded too.

New Engine 3. 2013 Ferrara

Friday, November 01, 2013

Southbridge, Ma 3rd Alarm 10-25-13

Around 12:30 Southbridge fire worked this 3rd alarm fire on Chestnut St in a OMD, 3 Decker.