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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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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hadley, MA 5th Alarm 10-27-13

Hadley, MA 5th Alarm. At 19:52, Companies found a Strip-mall on fire the incident went to 5 alarms  at 206 Russell St.  Fire in a large strip mall involving numerous businesses. The building was a total loss.

Monday, October 28, 2013

East Hartford 3rd alarm 10-26-13

East Hartford fire worked this 3rd alarm at 118 Main St  just before 1400 hours. One occupant was removed from the attic apartment just before it lit up. Mutual aid from Glastonbury  and Manchester assisted at the scene with Hartford covering station 1.
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Hartford 2nd Alarm 10-24-13

  Hartford fire dispatched companies to 492 Edgewood St for a building fire.
Ladder 3 reporting working fire/rear of structure of a 3 story OMD. Requesting 2nd alarm.

NOTE: is the former Hartford on fire. Sean recently changed the name.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hartford 2nd Alarm 10-20-13

Hartford, Ct responded to 19 Colebrook St at 14:58 hours for a report of a structure fire. Ladder 4 arrived and reported heavy fire showing from  floor #1. Soon after arrival, companies were advised of an occupant trapped. With heavy fire on floor #1 and extending up companies were attempting searches when Ladder 3 noticed the male in the window of the attic (floor #3) and were able to rescue him using the bucket of their tower ladder. With fire condition's in the house getting worse, a 2nd alarm was transmitted. The occupant and two firefighters were transported to the hospital for unknown type injuries.  With this fire and another report of a structure fire in the city mutual aid was requested  to cover the city. 
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Taftville W/F 10-16-2013

At 19:27hrs - Taftville fire was dispatched to 367 Mohegan Park Rd, for smoke coming from a apartment above a garage. Car-2 arrived and reported smoke showing and add 2 engines from Yantic, 1 from Occum. Crews found a active fire in the building and knocked it down, Fire was found fire running the walls and to the attic. After a short time the fire was under control. The incident is under investigation.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Manchester 4th Alarm 10-12-13

At 21:30, Manchester fire was dispatched to 801 Main Street for smoke in the building. - "Manchester Mall". Car 22 reported smoke from the rear of the building and transmitted a working fire for a basement fire. Crew made a interior attack. but do to the construction the fire jumped floors, over the next few hrs command transmitted 2nd, 3rd and 4th alarms. Crew worked all night to contain the fire to the building of origin.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Hartford W/F 10-08-13

Hartford fire transmitted a 10-3 (working fire) for 255 Jefferson Street Smoke showing from 2nd floor at 1023 hours. The fire was located in a 3 story wood frame vacant. 
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