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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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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 .

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Danielson, 2nd Alarm 08-01-18

Around 12pm Danielson Fire with M/A, was dispatched for afire in a dwelling at 38 Kent St. Crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from an enclosed porch, extending rapidly into the main section of the home. Crew made entry and knocked down the fire on the main floor, but the fire in the attic eventually weakened the roof and command, withdrew companies and went defensive. Shortly after, crews reentered and opened up to search for hot spots. The fire is under investigation by the FMO.
For more photos, Laddsphoto

Taftville, 2nd Alarm 07-22-18

On Sunday 07/22/2018 at 19:03 hrs, Taftville was dispatched to a building fire at 33 Frank St. Members were in the station for a meeting at the time of the alarm and could see the smoke from the station. ET-21 and Tower-25 arrived within 2 minutes of the alarm to find fire involving the breezeway, extending up the rear to the 2nd floor. Attack lines were deployed and fire suppression began. Due to many factors such as weather, Poor hydrant pressure, Etc a 2nd alarm was requested by Chief Jencks, which brought Occum, Yantic, City Eng-2 and Mohegan Tribe into the scene. Due to this house being located on a hill with little hydrant pressure. Occum was instructed to lay a supply line from South B St into the scene and pump the water up the hill. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes from time of alarm. One firefighter was treated and transported for a illness due to weather. The cause in under investigation.
(Information from Taftville Fire Department)

Friday, July 06, 2018

Franklin Tanker rollover with Nitrogen leak. 07-06-18

Around 10:30 Franklin fire was dispatched to Rt-32 and New Park for a Nitrogen Tanker rollover, that was being towed, (after a it caught fire in Clinton). The tow truck lost control of the tanker and it the tanker flipped over and started to leak. Rt-32 was closed and several business were closed. M/A from Yantic, HT-6 from Laurel Hill was requested, for water supply. It was Decided by CTDEEP to let the gas bleed off. Once the tank got to a safe level, the tanker was up-righted and placed on a flatbed trailer. The road was closed for several hours.