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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, April 01, 2019

Norwich Ct, 3rd Alarm 03-31-19

Norwich fire was dispatched to 19 Mckinley Ave for multiple calls for fire coming from the building, Crews found heavy fire venting from the 2nd floor bedroom, extending to the 2nd floor. Command requested a 2nd alarm to stage a block away. Crews went to work on the 2nd floor and two burn victims were treated and turned over to EMS, more lines were placed into service on the 3rd floor. 2nd Alarm was called into the scene, tower 25 took the B side, Engine 33 Helped with hand-lines. The fire took hold of the 3rd floor and command went defensive for a short time, Crews reentered and fore for several hrs. for overhaul. More relief company were requested during the incident for a 3rd alarm. link for full set of photos

Yantic 2nd Alarm 03-31-19

218 West town St, 2nd Alarm condo Fire, Info will be posted soon


Saturday, March 30, 2019

South Killingly, Mill Fire, 03-30-19

Around 4am Qv dispatch, toned South Killingly and M/A to 963 Bailey Hill Rd for a mill fire. First due, reported heavy fire from the building, crews operated for several hrs to knock the main-body of fire down.
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South Windham, Mill Fire 4 Alarms+ 03-30-19

Around 2Am, South Windham and M/A was dispatched to 11 machine shop Hill Rd, for a building fire. First unit found a fully involved mill building. 
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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Norwich ct, 3rd Alarm

Around 9am, Norwich fire was dispatched to Prospect and Hickory in Greenville section of the city, NPD was reporting a heavily involved dwelling, A working fire was declared via dispatch, While en-route command requested 2nd alarm company's to cover the city,Note: SQA was at a medical. crews found the rear porches heavily involved extending into all floors of the building. A 2nd alarm was Declared, Two engine and truck was added, Crews worked the fire and vented the roof, the main body of fire was knocked down with pockets of fire in several locations, command requested a 3rd alarm for manpower, 2 engines, 1 truck and a rescue. After about 2 hrs the fire was extinguished. The FMO is investigating the cause of the fire,  Norwich, Mohegan Tribe, Taftville, East Great Plan, Laurel Hill and Yantic responded.



Saturday, January 05, 2019

Bozrah, Commercial Building 01-05-19

Just before Mid-night Bozrah Fire and M?A was dispatched to 17 Schwarts Rd., for a Hallway fire, first due found a Commercial Buildings Sky bridge and front corner of a 60-120 chicken coop with heavy fire showing from the roof. At this time the call was updated to a working fire with additional M/A and tankers for water supply. Crews placed a Blitz fire one the exterior fire an stretched a 2.5 inside the building,the fire was knocked down in 15 mins.

 photo taken, two minutes after the blitz fire going into operation.