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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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Friday, May 29, 2015

A few Apparatus photos, From the last week.

For full set and large size images see.
  Groton Long Point
1917 American-LaFrance
 Westerly Fire Department
1927 Ahrens-Fox
 Westerly RI
1860 Button & Blake Hand Pumper (The Defiance)
 Yantic Silsby Steamer and Westerly Handtub
Yantic Fire Engine Company
1891 Silsby Steamer

 Submarine Base N-62

Bozrah Ladder 126
 Colchester Ladder 128
 Yantic Engine 32
 Lewiston, Engine 3
Submarine Base Squad 67

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pawcatuck, 3rd alarm 05-27-15

Around 16:00 Pawcatuck Fire receive a box alarm for 7 River Rd. The Dispatch center also received a report of a fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story, 200'x400' mill complex. PFD arrived to find fire on the 3rd floor with active sprinkler flow. Crews made the fire floor, to find the fire running the walls and above the sprinkler system. Command requested M/A From several Ct and RI departments over the next few hrs, Along with the M/A requested Mystic FD responded with the fire boat and was used for drafting from the river. Crews worked the outer walls and vented and opened up several layers of roofing to get at the confined fire. The Fire damage was confined to a space 50x50 with most of the fire damage to the roof and outer wall area, Other areas had water damage. PFD and CSFMO are investigating the cause. NFI

Monday, May 25, 2015

Taftville W/F 05-25-15

Around 8am, Taftville fire was dispatched to 10 South 3rd ave for reported smoke coming from a air conditioner. First arriving officer reported a working fire, and requested Occum and one engine from Yantic. Mohegan Tribe responded as FAST. TFD forced entry as the line was being stretched. The fire was knocked down within a few minutes. NFI

Yantic, MVA with fire. 05-25-15

Yantic Fire was dispatched around 20:20 for a car fire due to a MVA, at Town and  New London TRPK. The Crash happened after a reported Police chase, NPD took one into custody after this car crash. NFI

Yantic, 3 car MVA 05/24/15

Yantic Fire was dispatched for a MVA involving an Ambulance around 09:45. Crews found 3 vehicle involved with an EMS Medic vehicle involved. NFI

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Meriden 4th+ alarms 05-09-15

Meriden, Ct responded to 525 Crown St on 5/9/15 about noon for numerous calls reporting a building fire with people trapped and jumping. Due to the volume of calls and large column of smoke seen while responding Car 3 struck the 2nd alarm before companies arrived. On arrival members had heavy fire conditions in an apartment building. One civilian was found burned on the ground outside. I was told there was an explosion after members entered the building. Two members were also transported to the hospital, one having burns. Many mutual aid departments assisted at the scene and covering other calls. Later in the day Meriden had another working fire which was handled by some mutual aid companies.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Norwich Water search 05-06-15

For the last several days Norwich Fire, with M/A from Norwich Dive team (Yantic & Taftville), the CSP Dive team. Voluntown, Taftville and Occum fire departments, Norwich police with CSP are investigating the incident of a missing kayaker in Shetucket River above Greeneville Dam. The missing person was last seen on the river around 10pm may 3rd. At the last update, he has not been located.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Montville W/F+ 05-03-15

Montville and Mohegan was dispatched to 20 Ridge Dr , for a house fire. Crews found active fire in the home. M/A was requested from several departments. NFI

Friday, May 01, 2015

Lisbon MVA w/fire 05-01-15

Lisbon fire was dispatched to I 395 near exit 84 NB, for a dump truck off the road on fire. The occupant was transported for a evaluation.