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

As of July 2017, my site has had 319000 hits thanks for viewing. If you keep coming I will keep posting. First time visitors for older post click on the month links right side.

Remember: I'm not able to make every major event, so if you get some photos or video and would like to share them, please contact me @

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Occum 01-25-14

Occum and Taftville was dispatched to 28 railroad ave for a fire on the 2nd floor. Crews found an active fire in a bedroom with minor extension. The fire was under control in a short-time. The incident is under investigation.

Norwich W/F 01-19-14

Norwich Fire was dispatched to 53 Maple St for a  2 1/2 story with heavy smoke from the attic. Battalion 1 transmitted a working fire. The fire is under investigation.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cover Photo for Fire Engineering Jan 2014.
Incident info. 
 Griswold Ct Feb 2012
 19 George Palmer Road
Full incident photo's

Friday, January 03, 2014

Top 10 photos from 2013 and review

 2014 was a little slower for me. I had some changes in the size of my new family and worked a few extra hours this year and was unable to take a bunch of incidents in. I would like too thanks my fellow photographers for sending in some incident. We all missed a large amount of fires, the ones we are able to share with you is less the 30% of the overall incdents. So remember; if you have any photos or video you would like to share with world please send them to me with a little info. I use this site to show the general public, political leaders and fellow firefighters what we do and the conditions we deal with.

As I do every year; I would like to thank all the Fire officers, Department personnel along with the police officers for allowing me and a few others access to the incident you are involved with. With out your support this site would not be possible. 

This month one of my photos from 2012 should be on the cover of Fire Engineering magazine.   Only 12 a year are pick for this honor. One other photo was chosen for the Smeal Fire Apparatus calender along with a bunch of photos in Fire News (a fire based newspaper). So I will say, for the few photos I have submitted in the last year its been a good year.

Below are the photos, I have chosen for the top 10 this year. 

Thanks, for viewing and I will try to bring you more incidents this year as they happen. Don't forget about visiting for full sets emergency and along with other interests that I enjoy.