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, October 28, 2015

Connecticut Fire Academy recruit class #56 10/26/15

Connecticut Fire Academy recruit class #56 doing night fire training


New London 2nd Alarm 10-03-15 (Delayed)

 New London Fire transmitted a 2nd Alarm for 61 Summer St for heavy fire on 2nd floor of 2.5 story
Photos by Steve & Lauren Fischling

Old Lyme W/F+ 10-27-15

Old Lyme fire with M/A responded to 62 Grassy Hill Road, first due Officer on scene reporting a porch fire. NFI 

Taftville W/F 10-16-15

Taftville and Occum Firefighters responded to a multifamily house fire on Terrace Avenue in the Taftville section of town around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived, firefighters saw heavy smoke and fire in the basement. The fire was confined in a few minutes. A suspect has been arrested in connection with this fire. NFI

Monday, October 26, 2015

Windsor W/F 10-26-15

Windsor fire received multiple calls reporting a fire in the area of Thoreau Cir. Windsor Engine 1 arrived to fire showing from floors #1 & 2. Mutual aid from Blue Hills, Suffield and Windsor Locks assisted at the scene with Bradley Airport and South Windsor covering the town.
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