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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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Monday, February 18, 2013


Today, I broke down and opened a Twitter account. If your interested in following here it is   I will be trying to post local incident and some live events. Its not always easy in the fast paced events but I will do my best. Thanks again for visiting my sites.

Franklin, Chimney Fire 02-17-13

Early-afternoon Franklin fire was dispatched to 112 Lebanon Rd, w/MA for a reported chimney fire with possible extension. Upon arrival a light smoke condition was found in the building. After investigation crews  found the fire was contained to the chimney. They cleared out a bucket of burned creosote, then ran the chains in the flue. The FMO investigated the incident.

 Inspecting the flue
 Running the chains
The bucket of burning creosote

Monday, February 04, 2013

Bozrah W/F 02-03-12

Around 22:00 Bozrah Fire w/MA was dispatched to 168 Gifford Lane  for a basement fire. Before arrival the resident called back reporting that the fire was spreeding rappidly. Car 26 arrived and reported Heavy fire A-D connor  of a 3 story wf. About 700'ft off the roadway. The first Due ladder and engine were confronted with fire from the basement to the attic. Crews found that the floor had burned though in several locations and the roof had self-vented. Command ordered defencive operations only. During this time water supply had laid 700' for 5" down the driveway. As the tankers arrived water supply was established. Heavy fire took hold of the dwelling during this time. In a short time the bulk of the fire was knocked-down. Crews worked in16 deg temps for a few hrs to overhaul the building. local and State FMs investagated the fire.
Full set of photos
 About ten minutes from time of dispatch.

This house was about 600' down hill from the road, a non-hydrant area. Tankers were needed for water supply.