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, April 29, 2013

Bozrah Car fire 04-29-13

Bozrah Fire responded to the the area of Fitchville Rd and RT-2 exit ramp for a reported car fire. First due found an engine compartment fire in a SUV with an exposure, a large barn. In a short time the fire was under control. One engine from Yantic also responded.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yantic TT unit rollover W/entrapment. 04-28-13

Around 11:40, Yantic Fire was dispatched to I-395 NB at Exit 81w, for a tractor trailer rollover. CSP was first due. They requested the ambulance to expedite. Car 3 found the truck on its side and unstable with a trapped occupant. At that time Rescue 5 was requested for a 2nd Heavy rescue, and its winch. the occupant was removed. Later in the incident a while the clean up contractor was working the incident a natural gas leak was caused, Several tankers were added to the assignment, for water supply. NFI at this time.

Monday, April 15, 2013

FAST Training Breaching walls

Photo from a recent FAST Training.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jewett City Fire Department, Griswold Ct. Just placed into service.
Smeal RPT (Rescue-Pumper-Tanker) with 2000 GPM Hale QMax pump, 1500 Gallons of water, light tower, and a 30 kW generator with full compliment of rescue tools.
Now in-service

Hartford W/F 04-10-13

Hartford, Ct had this one room job on 4/10/13 at 49 Kibbe St
Smoke showing 3rd floor A side. Bedroom fire on third floor 1 line charged and used. Quick knockdown by E11 and L5 crews. This was the first fire for some of the new firefighters.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Franklin MCA w/lifestar 04-06-13

 Franklin fire was dispatched to Rt-87 & Rindy Rd. at 11:52 for a MCA with a possible unconscious operator. Due to the injuries Life Star medical Helicopter was request. NFI