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, March 23, 2016

Live fire training with the new guys...

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bolton W/F 03-16-16

Bolton fire worked this fire in a private dwelling at 93 Tolland Rd. NFI

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Montville W/F 03-08-16

Montville Fire Dispatched a first alarm assignment to Depot Rd for a shed on fire around 15:40. Crews found a small shed with exposure problems. The fire jumped to a car and a larger shed, as crews arrived and placed lines in operation. While operating it was discovered that a occupant was in the shed and did not survive. The fire is under investigation.  

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Hartford W/F 03-05-16

Hartford Fire, north end companies had this working fire at 230 Vine St. at 0529 hours. One occupant jumped prior to the FD’s arrival and was transported to the hospital. One member was also injured and transported. 
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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Yantic Brush Fire, 03--01-16

Yantic Fire operated at this brush fire that was in close proximity of a large barn on Plain Hill, Baltic's tanker was added to the assignment due reduced water supply on the Plain Hill District. this minor fire was brought under control in a few minutes.


Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Worcester MA, 02-29-16

Worcester fire was dispatched to 118 Cambridge Crossing for a reported building fire. First due reported smoke showing from a commercial building. After investigating found a active fire in a fry-layer, they requested a line and used a dry-chem extinguisher to bring the fire under-control. With in a few minutes the fire was placed under control.