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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, January 21, 2016

Montville (Oakdale) W/F 01-21-16

Oakdale with M/A was dispatched to 498 Salem Turnpike (Rt-82) for a house fire. On arrival they found fire showing from "B" side of the home. After knockdown crews worked for about an hr to open up the hot spots and overhaul the building.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Essex 3rd Alarm 01-06-15

Around 14:40, Essex Fire was dispatched to 20 Town Dump Rd, for a building fire. First due found a active fire in a 100x150 building and requested M/A, Heavy fire conditions took hold of the building. Water supply was established from Hydrants and a water shuttle was set up from about 10-15 tankers. Two towers and several master streams operated for several hrs into the night. At this time crews are still operating. 23:00

Friday, January 01, 2016

Bridgeport Multi-alarm 12-31-15

Bridgeport fire responded to 215 Charles st for a car fire in a basement parking lot under a large condo building. They found several cars on fire with heavy smoke conditions. Crews were withdrawn from the building as the fire extended into the upper floors. after a few hrs fire broke out through the roof for the building. Crews worked the scene for most of the day. in the end around 100+ occupants were displaced. the fire is under investigation. 
 Photos by Griffin Stover (CFPA)

Hartford 2nd Alarm 12-30-31

At 0303 hours Hartford, Ct was dispatched to Barbour & Judson St’s for numerous calls reporting a row of store's on fire. Engine 7 arrived reporting heavy fire showing. Engine 2’s deck gun and the tower ladders made a quick knockdown. 
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