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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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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Manchester 2nd Alarm 04-12-17

2nd alarm in Manchester at 0354 hours. Dispatchers started receiving calls from drivers passing by on interstate 84 reporting smoke from a building. First due Engine 5 arrived to heavy smoke showing from a 1 story 75 X 150 package store. Car 22 (shift commander) arrived and struck the 2nd with an additional engine and ladder above the 2nd to the fire. They went defensive right away due to the building construction and amount of smoke/fire. Mutual aid from Manchester 8th District D and East Hartford assisted at the scene.