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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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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

East Lyme (Niantic) W/F 01-24-17

Niantic and Flanders fire was dispatched around 07:30 for smoke in the area of blackpoint. B-1 arrived at 106 Old Black Point Rd., to find heavy fire in a two car garage with several exposures. The first in engine arrived to heavy fire conditions in two bays of the garage self venting and a large motor home and a vehicle on fire. It was reported that a occupant was evacuated from the exposure building 5 feet from the main fire. Crews placed a 2.5 hand-line in operation and then added a blitz fire and several other lines for attack and exposure protection. The crews stopped the fire from extending in to the occupied apartment next door, High winds hampered fire operations at first. The fire was under control in about 20 mins. The incident is under investigation. 


Saturday, January 07, 2017

Hartford W/F+ 01-05-17

At 2146 hours Hartford fire dispatched, north end companies to the area of Deerfield Ave & Greenfield St. for a structure fire. First due Engine 14 arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a vacant building at 59 Deerfield Ave. Companies made a good push in knocking down fire on floor's #1&2 but were unable to get into the attic due to holes in the floors. Command decided to then go defensive. Two extra engine's and an addition ladder were special called. 
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