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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.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Haven 2nd Alarm 08-25-14

Around 18:10 A fire alarm came in then followed by a call staff with reporting heavy smoke in the basement At 18:15 Hew Haven fire Transmitted a working fire for Delanys Pub, 800 block of Whalley ave.  2 wood E-9 to all units use caution wire's arching on central ave side of the building . Do to the energized basement and fire conditions command with drew all personnel for the building. Heavy fire took hold of the building and over a few hrs the building collapsed.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Norwich W/F 08-24-2014

Around 1pm Norwich Fire was dispatched to 262 Main St., the Salvation Army building once on scene a working fire was declared, Crews encountered heavy smoke in the building and in a short time located the fire. Fire damage was confined to the 1st floor rear. Norwich FMO is investigating.NFI

Monday, August 11, 2014

Occum (Norwich) W/F 08-11-14

Just before 18:00 Occum and Taftville Fire departments were dispatched to 36 Nashua St (a Trailer Park). For a reported structure with smoke and fire showing. First officer on scene transmitted a working fire. They found active fire in the trailer and void space below the roof. Crews placed lines in operation and Vented the roof to control the fire. In a short time the fire was under-control. The fire is under investigation.