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, June 02, 2017

New Arrivals, U.S. Navy District 6 & 7

The U.S Navy's, 2017 Purchases of Peirce Saber's, 
brought two New Engines to S.E. New England.
One, to the Submarine Base Fire Department, in Groton Ct. 
The second, to Naval Station Newport RI.

N61, In-service June 1st, 2017

 N71 Planed in-service date, Mid-June

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Norwich W/F+ 05-30-17

160 West Thames St


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Preview: Submarne Base Fire Departments, New Engine

Preview Submarine Bases, 
New Engine 2017 Pierce Saber, 1250 gpm. 
This is not in-service yet.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Norwich 2nd Alarm + 05-04-17

Around 14:00 Norwich Fire was Dispatched to 50 Freeman Ave for a fire in an OMD. Crews found a fire on the first floor, Fire self vented as crews entered and with a slight wind condition,The fire intensified fast. Command requested a 2nd Alarm. Crews worked this fire for about 20 minutes, until conditions worsened. At this point Operations and Command decided to withdraw all companies, The worked the building with several hand-lines to knockdown visible fire. A report of a missing occupant truck 1 was directed to search the 3rd floor. As they searched conditions on the 2nd floor worsened, Truck 1 crew was ordered out of the building, Do to fire venting out below them on the rear porch, the FAST went to make sure they made it down before they where cut off. Command ordered crews out of the building, till it was brought under control later in the afternoon. The fire is under investigation
More photos at Laddsphotos

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bozrah, truck Fire 04-29-17

Around 1pm, Bozrah Fire was dispatched for a reported garbage truck fire a 33 Stock house Road. Before arrival, A updated report of a fully involved truck was reported and one engine from Yantic was requested.  Upon arrival first due found just the cab of the garbage truck involved. Crews had the fire knocked down in a few minutes. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lisbon Trailer fire 04-21-17

Lisbon Fire responded to I-395 NB for a 40' box trailer heavily involved in fire.

Norwich W/F 04-20-17

Norwich fire dispatched City companies to 27 McKinley Ave., around 8:20 a.m. Companies found a 2.5 story OMD with a active fire on the first floor, of a 4 unit converted apartment building. Crews entered the apartment and while operating found a occupant and removed him, FD and American treated him, and transported him to WW Backus hospital, He was transferred to Bridgeport Hospital. The fire was confined to a first floor apartment and under control in 15 minutes.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New London 2nd Alarm 04-18-17

New London fire was dispatched around 07:20 for a fire in an apartment building. A-1 arrived and found heavy smoke to the rear of the building. once A-1 investigated he found one apartment heavily involved. Companies arrived and went to work stretching a 13/4 hand=line to knock the main body of fire down while a search of the building was ordered, Crew assisted several occupants out of the building to safety. The fire was under control in about 10 mins.