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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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Willimantic 2nd Alarm, 1-25-22

 Around 15:15 Willimantic Fire arrived on Brook street to find heavy fire on 2 floors of a OMD garden style apartments. A quick 2nd alarm was requested. NFI at this time.

More photos will be posted on LaddsPhotos over night.


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Lisbon Ct, W/F 01-15-22

 QV dispatched Lisbon and Mutual aid at 08:45 for a reported trailer fire,At 200 Bundy Hill RD. While responding Taftville Car 2 notified Lisbon car 54 that they could see a header, Taftville arrived first and reported a full involved mobile home. Crews from Taftville and Norwich engines placed 2 lines in operation. Due to the extent of the fire the trailer collapsed, crews overhauled the fire for over a hr. A tanker shuttle was used due to no hydrants in the area.

 More photos at Laddsphotos


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Norwich Ct, W/F 01-13-22

 Around 2pm Norwich fire was dispatched to 38 13th St for a reported Kitchen fire, Engine 2 (Engine 4 Reserve) arrived to find light smoke showing. The made entry and found a active fire, Command declared a working fire. Crew knocked the fire down in a few minutes. NFI



Wednesday, January 12, 2022

New London Ct, 1-12-22 2nd Alarm + Special calls.

 Bank St. New London

The first two Photos are from Fred Stone



Short Arrival Video from
Denny Chelsey @artsusa7

Norwich Ct, 2nd Alarm 1-11-22 barn fire

 Around 22:25, Norwich fire was dispatched for a structure fire at 195 Corning road, As engine 2 pulled out the fire was visible from a mile away. The arrived to find a large barn heavily involved in fire. Command requested a 2nd alarm, These companies set up a tanker relay up from the bottom of the hill via several hundred feet of 5" hose, SQ A also laid in several hundred feet of hose, from Quarto RD, the area is a end of the line for the water main. NFI

A few more photos at Ladds Photos


Sunday, December 12, 2021

Taftville 3rd Alarm 12-11-21

Around 11pm, Norwich fire dispatched Taftville to 150 Norwich Ave for several calls reporting a building fire with occupant on the porch. Crew arrived to find smoke coming from the 1st floor of a 3 story wood frame OMD.  Crews found fire in the basement apartment, with extension to the upper floors. Crews search and found fire running the wall area above the fire. The fire was under control in about a hr. One occupant was transported for evaluation. The fire was investigated by Norwich Fire Marshal's.

more photos from the incident 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Norwich W/F 12-11-21

 Around 5am Norwich was dispatched to 74 Orchard St, for a garage fire. First arriving found heavy fire from a detached garage with extension to the dwelling. As crews worked the garage and protected the exposure, the garage collapsed. Crews kept the exposure fire to the outside of the dwelling.

The fire is under investigation


Norwich W/F, Commercial building 12-09-21

 Norwich was dispatched to 150 Franklin St for a tow truck on fire with extension to the building around 19:30, Battalion 1 arrived to fire smoke coming from the 2 bays of a 4 bay garage. Crew knocked down the fire in a few minutes, 2 extra Engines responded to the scene. 

The fire is under investigation