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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, 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.


Friday, July 21, 2017

North Windham, 2nd Alarm 07-21-17

Around 08:30 North Windham Fire and M/A responded to 503 North Windham Rd, for a reported kitchen fire. engine 101 arrived to find fire showing from the "B" side of the building. A 2nd alarm was requested, along with tankers. In a short time crews knocked down the main body of fire. With the void spaces the fire worked its way up to the attic for a few minutes, crews knocked it down and overhauled the building. The fire departments operated for several hrs on-scene.
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Scotland 3rd Alarm, 07-04-17

Scotland and M/A responded to 25 Murphy Hill RD, for a large barn on fire. Company's arrived to find a 3 story barn well involved. With several exposures effected. Over the next hr, tankers and more man-power was added, the fire also set a field on fire near the barn. The farm was converted into a Vineyard a few years back. The barn and a exposure or two was a total loss.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Taftville, 3rd+ Alarms. 07-03-17

(Info from TFD) At 05:25hrs this Morning, Norwich 911 dispatch started fielding multiple 911 calls reporting a building fire at 1-3 South 2nd Ave. Car-2 arrived immediately and declared a working fire. A 3rd Alarm was requested which brought the following departments Occum, Yantic, City of Norwich, Lisbon, Baltic, Jewett City, East Great Plains, Laurel Hill FD, Mohegan Tribal FAST, Bozrah, & American Ambulance. Crews found heavy fire in the basement extending up to the upper floors. Engine and crews worked to try and bring the fire under control. After a couple hours, the fire was deemed under control and the investigation process was started by the Norwich FMO, Police and state FMO. The cause is still under investigation. No injured were reported. Side Note ** A fire occurred here on Saturday November 12, 1983 which the roof burned off the building. The incident is under investigation.



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