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

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Columbia, General Alarm 01-26-13

Columbia, worked this general alarm fire on Route 6 near Woodward Rd,  at 1730 hours. The fire was in a large single story house at the top of a very long driveway. Mutual aid from at least 8 towns responded for manpower and to maintain a tanker water supply. More pictures at

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Charlestown RI, W/F 01-18-13

Around 09:00 Charlestown FD was Dispatched to Charlestown Beach RD & Arches RD. For a House fire First due found a Heavy smoke condition which changed to a heavy fire condition. The Tanker Taskforce was started. The operation was hampered by high winds. The home was heavily damaged.NFI

Monday, January 14, 2013

Waterford W/F Jan 1, 2013

Waterford fire dispatched companies to 93 Oswegatchie Road. units found fire showning from the rear of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. New London responding as FAST. 3 lines in operation.Fire was under control in a short time.


Saturday, January 05, 2013

Bozrah Garage fire, 01-05-13

Around 9am Bozrah w/MA was dispatched to 223 Bashon Hill Road for a garage fire. First due officer found a 3 car garage/workshop heavily involved with the occupants removing a vehicle and a camper from the area. The trailer started to burn as they moved it from the building.  A dry hydrant was located across the street from the residents so the tankers were released in a short time. The fire is under investigation. 

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Hartford Truck fire 01-02-13

Hartford's Engine 10 responded for a pick up truck fire at 13:15 hours. The fire was in the lot of 554 Wethersfield Ave.A active fire was found and knocked down.

Top 10 for 2012

Happy New Year to all my Visitors, Bellow are my pick of the top ten photos from 2012. Looking forward to see what 2013 brings.
Bozrah FD operating at a SUV fire
Yantic FD operating at a Fire in East Great Plain
Detroit MI
Detroit MI
Hartford 2nd Alarm
Willimantic 3rd Alarm
Photo by MJ
Somers, General Alarm Mill Fire
Norwich 3rd Alarm
Griswold 2nd Alarm (Taftville FD)
Griswold 2nd Alarm (Lisbon FD)