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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Friday, June 21, 2013

Salem W/F with shooting. 06-18-13

Gardner Lake and Salem fire was dispatched to 23 Witter Rd, for a reported fire. First due arrived to find the driveway blocked and two buildings heavily involved. M/A tankers and along with other apparatus were added to the assignment. Crews managed to open the blocked driveway  worked the house while a water supply was set up. During this time CSP was looking for a person in the woods near the home. In a short time shots were heard from the woods, and EMS was requested. The home owner was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries. This incident is under investigation by several agencies.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Windham Ct. Water Rescue 06-17-13

The Windham's, along with Willimantic Swift water rescue team and the Windham county Dive team was dispatched to the Scotland Dam area for two kayakers in distress. Crews found them at the bottom of the dam. One was rescued by a rescuer repelling down the dam, while the boat team made their way up river. The 2nd trapped boater was removed via the boat. Injuries are unknown.
photos from Shane Dupuis

Saturday, June 08, 2013

East Hartford W/F 06-07-13

East Hartford fire responded to 65 Bissell St 0450 hours. First due found fire showing from the rear.


Thursday, June 06, 2013

Hartford W/F 06-06-13

While working the 2nd alarm, a 2nd fire was dispatched for 639 Windsor St at 03:11 hours. Fire was in a commercial building. One member was injured and transported to the hospital with unknown type injuries. NFI

Hartford, 2nd Alarm. 06-06-13

Hartford fire was dispatched to 94-96 Homestead Ave about 01:20 hours. first due found heavy fire on the 1st floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame. a 2nd alarm was requested as the fire took hold of the dwelling. NFI 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Norwich W/F+ 06-05-13

Norwich fire was 637 Boswell Ave for a house fire, Engine two arrived to find a working fire, a report of two occupants missing was relayed from a neighbor. Firefighters worked the scene for about 30 mins to bring it under control. One engine was requested from Taftville for man-power and Rescue 5 was requested for SCBA support.