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

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Windham W/F 08-26-15

Around 14:00 WW Dispatched The Windham Area departments and Yantic FAST to 45 Babcock Hill RD, for a house fire. On arrival smoke was coming from the 1.5 story home, Crews located the fire in a 2nd floor bedroom. In about 30 mins the fire was under-control. NFI

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Taftville W/F garage fire. 08-22-15

Taftville fire responded to 29 Shea's Lane and found a 4 bay garage with fire showing from the rear and brown smoke pushing from the front eave. Crews confined the fire to two bays. NFI at this time.
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Manchester 2nd Alarm, 08-14-15

Manchester fire struck the 2nd alarm on arrival at 19 Winter St at 2210 hours, 1st due found heavy fire showing from floor #2. Members made a very fast knockdown of the fire.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

City of Groton, 3rd Alarm 08-04-15

Around 05:40 GFA dispatched the City of Groton to 371 Meridian St Ex for Black smoke in the area. CGPD found fire showing from the roof of an apartment building. G-18 arrived and transmitted the 1st alarm, Within a few minutes and sizing up the conditions requested a 2nd alarm. Crews made entry and began the attack as conditions worsened,  3rd alarm was transmitted and all crews were called out. One deck gun was place in-service for a few minutes then crews were allowed to re-enter and bring the fire under-control.This fire was during the height of a sever storm that caused several incidents in the area. The fire is under investigation.
Should be adding photos over the next few days.