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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, February 13, 2014

Mystic W/F 02-11-14

Around 09:15 Mystic fire was dispatched to 392 Noank Rd Working Fire, Crews found fire showing from the rear of a 2.5 story home. The fire was confined to sun porch and kitchen. NFI.

Photos taken by Cory Watford

Gales Ferry (Ledyard) W/F 02-13-14

Around 07:40 Gales Ferry and Ledyard Fire was dispatched to Sleepy Hollow Rd for a garage fire. Due to GFFD being on an EMS call Subase Fire was started for an Extra Engine and FAST. R-2 arrived to find the garage fully involved with extension to a car.  N-62 arrived layed-in from the hydrant,  Firefighters from Subase and Gales Ferry placed several lines and a Deck gun in service. The main body of the fire was knocked down in a short time, Crews worked several hot spots until the incident was under control.

Bolton W/F 02-12-014

 Bolton fire responded to 31 Clark Rd at 12:11 hours on 2/12/14 for a possible structure fire. Members found fire in the wall behind the brickwork of the fireplace. The walls were opened and the fireplace was taken apart so the fire could be located and extinguished. Automatic mutual aid from Andover, Hebron and Manchester 8th district FD assisted at the scene.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Manchester car fire 02-06-14

Manchester, Ct. Engine 4 and Car 5 work this auto fire on Camp-meeting Rd just over the Bolton town line.

Waterford W/F 02-09-14

Waterford Fire dispatched a working fire for 11 Josan Dr in the Oswegatchie District around 16:00. A working fire was declared and M/A and two Fast Teams were added. Crews found heavy fire showing from the front door. Crews worked the dwelling for several hours to extinguish the hot spots.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Norwich W/F 02-01-14

Around 14:30 Norwich Fire was dispatched too 261 Boswell Ave, several calls of a house fire.  Engine 2 arrived to find fire showing from 1st floor. Crews went to work on the fire and it was under control in a few minutes.

Hartford car fire 01-31-14

At 11:05 Hartford fire was dispatched for a car fire on I84 E/B on the Bulkeley bridge. Eng-11 found a car heavily involved, The engine set-up for defensive area for the protection of the members operating on a LAH. In a short time the fire was undercontrol and they LAH was reopened.