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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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Detroit trip, Coming soon

 I will be posting a few more photos and info soon

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Orange NJ, 2nd Alarm 10-27-18

The City of Orange, NJ. responded to 159 Elm Street for a reported house fire. First due reported nothing showing, After investigating they found a fire running the walls to the void spaces in the attic. In a short time the fire took hold of the void spaces and broke out the eve and then though the roof. Crews had this 2nd alarm under control in about a hour.

Yantic 2nd Alarm, Commecial Building 10-18-18

Yantic fire was dispatched to 5 Consumer Ave, AC Linen, for a reported fire in the building. Car 3 arrived to a smoke condition in the building and a report of a flash fire in the vent system with a small fire still active, 2nd Alarm was requested due to the contents and size of the commercial building. One worker was treated by EMS, and fire crews extinguished hot spots. The incident was under control in about 30 minutes.  

Taftville truck fire, 10-13-18

Mid afternoon Taftville fire responded to south 4th Ave, for a truck fire, Engine 21 found a pickup with an engine compartment on fire, crews controlled it in a few minutes.

East Great Plan Fire Department 75th Anniversary Parade

use the above link to view the full parade


Monday, September 10, 2018

Stonington,(Old Mystic) Barn fire 09-10-18

Around noon, Old Mystic Fire was dispatched to 630 Al Harvey Rd, for a reported barn fire. First due found a 60x100 barn 1/2 involved, the first engine was directed to hit with a master stream. A request for tankers and FAST was requested. In about 30 mins, the barn was fully involved and collapsed. crews spent several hrs on scene to extinguish the hay that was in the barn. The fire is under investigation.


Friday, September 07, 2018

Yantic, Car Fire. 09-07-18

Yantic fire was dispatched to Sam's food mart on Washington St, for a car fire. Crews arrived to find the car heavily involved with exposure to a fence.

Monday, August 13, 2018

East Great Plain Fire Departments 75th Anniversary Parade. 08-11-18

East Great Plain Fire Departments, 75th Anniversary Parade was help on Saturday August 11th at 5pm, With luck about a 3 hr window of good weather decided to poke its head out this weekend of heavy rains. During the short dry spell, the parade kicked off at 5pm, about 20 mins after it was over the heaven opened up again. Below are a few photos, for the full set see Laddsphotos .