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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, July 31, 2014

Willimantic 2nd Alarm 07-31-14

Around 10:30 Willimantic fire transmitted an 2nd alarm for 123 Jackson ST, Crews found fire running the balloon frame walls from the 1st floor to attic, Due to the type of construction of the building a 2nd alarm was requested. Crews had the fire under control in about 20 mins, 
The FM is investigating the cause.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Taftville Equipment fire, 07-21-14

Taftville fire was dispatched to Rt-97 in the woods for a Bob Cat on fire at a logging project. Crews hiked in with the needed equipment. they found a most of the machine involved with fire.  


South Windsor 2nd Alarm 07/19/14

South Windsor fire transmitted an 2nd alarm in a condo complex at 06:00. First arriving unit reported, 1 condo fully involved and spreading. Mutual aid from the 8th District FD (Manchester) assisted at the scene. Once SWFD Tower 1 went into operation the fire was knocked down in 15 minutes with extensive overhaul. 
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New London Boat Fire 07-18-14

New London fire responded to TA Scott's boat docks for a sport boat fire, crews found a boat heavily fire at the end of the dock. Crews knocked down the fire in a short time.

Vernon 3rd Alarm 07-13-14

Vernon fire worked this 3 alarm at 8 Cedar St at 2350 hrs. Members arrived to find fire showing from floors 1 & 2 on the B side. Numerous mutual aid apparatus and ambulances assisted at the scene.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bozrah 2 car MVA 07-15-14

Bozrah Fire and American Ambulance were Dispatched to Fitchville RD and Elaine ST for a two car MVA w/serious injuries, FD found two vehicles with heavy side damage. One PT was transported BLS.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Subase Extrication training 07-02-14

Subase Fire Department members had two days of training with their new set of extrication tools, The set up contained 2 Battery powered pumps and one Gas powered pump. The new tools will be in service by the end of the month.

Glastonbury W/F 07-02-14

Glastonbury, fire responded for well involved house at 408 Thompson St. at 2235 hours. Crews dealt with Heavy fire conditions.  More pictures at