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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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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Occum, Truck Fire. 02-12-18

Around 08:40, Norwich fire dispatched, Yantic and Occum for a Trailer truck on fire, on I-395 between exit 14-18 SB. Car-3 found a well involved cab of a TT unit. Command added, 3 tankers to the assignment.  Engine 41 and 32 arrived about the same time and placed two lines in operation. Engine 33 arrived and supplied water and man-power. Tankers Et-51, Et-154 and Et-124 responded. In a short time the fire was brought under control. 
The road was opened in about a half hour.


Friday, February 09, 2018

(Delayed) New Britain, W/F 01-16-18

New Britain, Ct working fire at 22:20. The fire was at 42 Connerton St. members had a basement fire the quickly extended to the top floor and cockloft. A mayday was given for a company on floor #3 but they were able to get out with no injuries. 
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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Attawaugan, 2nd Alarm. 02-08-18

Plainfield, Attawaugan District. around 07:00 Attawaugan fire, transmitted a 2nd Alarm for at 364 Putnam Pike for a fire, in a 1story section of the Sansoucy Mill. The fire was under control in about 30 mins,
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Taftville 2nd Alarm 12-15-17

Around 16:00 Norwich fire,dispatched Taftville, to 338 Norwich Ave, for clothing on fire. First due found a 30x50 one story commercial, Screen printing company, with smoke coming from the roof line and black smoke from a rear door. M/A was requested from Occum,Yantic, Norwich and Mohgan tribe for FAST. Engine 21 stretched to the rear door and made entry to locate and extinguish the fire. The truck set up in the rear lot, as Engine 2 laid a supply line. With in a few minutes the main fire was knocked down, as the M/A engines arrived. Crews vented and overhauled the fire area.
The fire is under investigation.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Yantic mid-1990s

A little flashback, Clinton Ave around 2am. Yantic Eng #2 found heavy fire from a 1.5 story vacant Dwelling. The area homes were slated to be burned in the following weeks for Flood control, several of then were used for live fire training also. This building was allowed to burn once the home was searched.

Submarine Base Fire Department Station #24,

East Great Plan Fire Department

Montville W/F 10-19-17

Montville companies responded to 260 Maple Ave,  for a reported fire in a private dwelling. Crews found a small fire with an occupant with injuries. NFI


Friday, October 06, 2017

Jewett City, W/F 10-06-2017

Qv dispatched, Jewett City and M/A  to 131 North Main St. for a reported fully involved dwelling. First due reported a fully involved 2 story dwelling, with 2 exposures. Ladder 156 arrived and placed a 2.5 inch line and started exposure protection on the B side of the building. As other companies arrives several 2.5inch and blitz fires where stretched. The heavy fire was knocked down in a few minutes, and in a short time all visible fire was darkened down. Crews worked for a few hrs and turned the building over to the State Fire Marshals for the investigation. 


Monday, October 02, 2017

Lisbon W/F 10-02-17

Lisbon fire and M/A responded to109 Bushnell Rd, for a reported pool house fire at 10:31. Smoke could been seen 30 miles away, first due found a large pool house 3/4 involved. Crews worked the scene for about an hour. The building was a total loss and is under investigation.