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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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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Marlborough, vehicle fire 03-03-18

Marlborough fire responded to this vehicle fire Rt-2 EB, around 13:10. first due engine had the incident under control in about 10mins. NFI


Monday, February 26, 2018

Occum 2nd Alarm 02-26-18

Around 20:00 Norwich Fire dispatched, Occum fire to 18 Lillibridge RD, for a reported kitchen fire. On arrival they found smoke showing from the A-D sides. Car-4 requested Baltic, with Lisbon's tanker and Fast from Taftville. Crews knocked down the main body of fire in a few minutes and chased pockets of fire into the 2nd floor. The fire is under investigation.

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