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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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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lisbon Roof fire 02-28-16

Around 1pm QV dispatched Lisbon, Taftville and Yantic Fast to 82 Blissville Rd, for a reported roof fire. Et21 arrived to find smoke condition from the roof. After investigating they found a small section of roof that burned with the home owner keeping it knocked down. Crews check the attic for extension, They also checked the chimney for any fire activity do to it being used at the time. The fire is under investigation at this time. 


Friday, February 26, 2016

Jewett City, W/F 02-25-16

Around 15:30 Jewett City with several M/A departments was dispatched to Slater Mill for a fire in the basement. Command reported smoke in a hallway in the basement and requested a line. Crews brought the fire under-control in a few minutes, Crews remained on scene for s while venting the building and investigating the cause of the fire.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Yantic 2nd Alarm 01-04-16 (Delayed)

Yantic fire was dispatched to182 Vergason Ave At 11:15, for a reported house fire with at least 6 people reported in the home. Car 3 upgraded the assignment. do to reports of occupants to a 2nd alarm. Car 3 arrived and found smoke showing from the dwelling, with all occupants out of the building, with a active fire in the living room. Engine 32 arrived and placed an 1 3/4 in service and stretched a 2nd as the back-up line. interior crews knocked down the fire with in a couple minutes and started the search, Engine 33s crew assisted in the search and vented the building. During this a supply line was laid and Ladder 55, laddered the roof. 
One cat was found and returned to the home owner.

Lisbon MVA 02-17-16

Lisbon fire works this MVA at RT-12 and Lowes entrance, several people were
 transported for minor injuries.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Griswold W/F 02-15-16

At 11:56 Griswold, Jewett City, Voluntown, Lisbon and Taftville FAST was dispatched to 1580 Voluntown Road for a reported basement fire, Additional information reported the the home owner was attempting to extinguish the fire. ET-535 and Car 55 reported a working fire a few minutes later. Et-535s crew knocked down the remaining fire with in a few minutes. The fire is under investigation.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Franklin 2nd Alarm 2-12-16

Around 20:00 Franklin and M/A was dispatched to 57 Eager Road, for fire in the rear of the home. First due reported fire from the C-D side of the home. As the engine arrived the fire had advanced across the basement and most of first floor. car 24 requested a 2.5 hand-line to the C-D side and a line to the front door. The Home is in a non-hydrant area and a tanker Task-force was dispatched to supply the water. The fire advanced and the dwelling sustained heavy damage. The FMO is investigating