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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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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.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Taftville, 2nd Alarm 06-29-18

At 11:15hrs this morning, Taftville fire was dispatched to 50 Norwich Ave for a building fire. Upon confirmation of a working fire by the PD and numerous 911 calls, the alarm was upgraded adding Norwich Eng-2, Truck-1, Batt-1, Occum ET-42, Eng-41, Mohegan Tribal FAST and Yantic Eng-33 for station coverage. Taftville Car-20, 28,ET-21, Tower-25, & ET-22 responded. Crews stretched hoselines to the fire room and extinguished the fire. All occupant got out safe and no injuries were reported. We would like to Thank Norwich Local 892, Occum fire, Yantic and Mohegan Tribe for their assist. Everyone's prompt respond made for a quick resolution to this incident that could of been worst due to the size of the house and weather conditions. The cause is under investigation.
(info source Taftville FD)

 Eng-2 (NFD)


Bozrah, Barn Fire 6-28-18

Around 9:30 Bozrah fire and Colchester ladder 128 was dispatched to Bashon Hill Rd, for a reported Barn fire, (a severe storm was in the area). First arriving Firefighter found a working fire,in a 20x30 hay barn, Around this time tankers and Yantic and Tribal Fast was dispatched. Companies responded and worked in heavy rains, the barn was about 500' off the road, and collapsed about 15mins from the call. Water supply was a tanker shuttle, for a large loop from the fill to the drop point. The main-body of fire was knocked down, and the long overhaul of the hay bails began.
The fire is under investigation.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

East Great Plain, 3rd alarm. 05-28-18

East Great Plain fire and M/A operate at this 2.5 story converted home to apartments. Fire due found fire showing from the 2nd floor. NFI Photos by Joe Shefer


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hartford 2nd Alarm 06-09-18

Hartford fire, struck 2 alarms at 19:20. Companies arrived to heavy fire showing from 232 S Marshall with extension to the B side exposure. Two members were transported to the hospital for unknown type injuries. Local news is reporting the fire was started by a guy who threw a grill onto the porches to burn the building and kill everyone inside.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Colchester, W/F 5-9-18

QV dispatched Colchester Fire and Yantic Fast, to 26 Bulkeley Hill Rd for a reported house fire. While en-route, The address was corrected to 26 School RD. Before arrival the caller was able to remove a pile of clapboard that was burning away from the home, this slowed the fires progress. First due found 2 small fires out front of the building. They laid a 5" 300' up the driveway and placed a 13/4 line in operation. Crews contained the fire is a few minutes. 
The FMO is investigating.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Canterbury, 3rd Alarm 4-26-18

Around 12:15 QV, dispatched Canterbury's 1st alarm assignment too. 1 N Canterbury Rd for a reported house fire, First arriving reported heavy fire from the front porch area. As companies arrived a 2nd Alarm was transmitted and water supply was set up consisting of tankers and drafting operation at 3 locations. crews knocked down the heavy fire and advanced in to the building, conditions deteriorated and a 3rd alarm was requested, soon crews were with drawn and went to a defensive operation. The home was heavily damaged, The FMO and State FMO is investigating the incident.