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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Friday, November 29, 2019

Montville, Commercial building fire. 11-29-19

Montivlle Ct, 888 Rt-32 Working fire, I will post more photos in the next day and post on my full page later for more photos use this link Laddsphotos

Saturday, November 23, 2019

(New) Yantic Engine 31

Today, Yantic Fire Engine Company #1 Received the new Engine 31. A 2019 Pierce Enforcer, 2000 gpm with 770 gln water tank, with 30 gln Class B foam.  The engine is expected to be in Service later in December.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Yantic 3rd Alarm+, 11-17-19

Around 12 noon, Yantic was Dispatched in the area of 84 Otrobando Ave, for heavy smoke coming from a roof of a home. Car 30 Arrived to find a large 2.5 story converted apartment building, with a fire on the 2nd floor. He requested a 2nd Alarm then a quick 3rd alarm. Fire advanced to the attic area. Do to poor water supply on that street, 2nd alarm companies laid in from several hundred feet away. At this time crew are still working the scene 13:53