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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, September 19, 2022

New London Ct, W/F 611 Ocean Ave. 09-19-2022

 New London Ct, W/F 611 Ocean Ave

New London FD received call for smoke coming from a window. First due found smoke from the OMD, and upgraded the assignment. Once the first crew made entry a working fire was declared. Crew found the main body of fire and had it under control in a few minutes. NFI

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Lisbon Ct, 2nd alarm, 223 Newent Road. 08-22-22

Lisbon Fire Department along with Jewett City, Taftville and Yantic Fast responded to 223 Newent RD, for a reported house fire, Car -154 arrived to find a well involved 2 story house, with a walkout basement. A 2nd Alarm with extra tankers was requested. First due engine layed in from Rt-12, 1000ft plus away. Ladder 156 crew and first arriving firefighter stretched up the long driveway, A short time later and Eng-33 arrived from a different direction and could make 2nd angle on the 2nd driveway and was placed in front.  Crews from Several department worked the fire for about 30 mins to knock down the heavy fire. Crews worked the hot spots for while to bring it under control Additional companies requested, tankers were released fairly quick was Baltic, Plainfield, Preston City, Voluntown, Bozrah and the Mohegan Tribe. . The FMO is investigating the cause.

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Just a few minutes after dispatch


 Just as the first line was charged and the 2nd was stretched.





Yantic Eng-33, Relocated to the 2nd Driveway

Saturday, August 20, 2022

South Windham 2nd Alarm 08-20-22

 South Windham, 667 Windham Rd. 2nd Alarm

Around mid-night, Station WW Dispatched South Windham,Windham Center, North Windham and Engine 101 from Willimantic and Engine-33 Yantic Fast was dispatched to 667 Windham Rd. (Rt-32). For several reports of a building fire.2nd Alarm, First due officer reported heavy fire showing and requested a 2nd alarm, Which added Lebanon ladder 106, Et from Franklin, Scotland Engine and Colombia Engine. The former home, converted in storage for a Home and Garden supply store was loaded inside and out with supplies. Crews had difficulty gaining access into the rooms and rear of the building. This hampered efforts, at one point crew was notified of a possible occupant. No one was found.

Crew worked the fire for about 2 hrs before bringing it under control. Then stayed for a few more hrs to locate all the hot spots. The FMO is investigating the cause.

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Sunday, August 07, 2022

Norwich Ct, 51 14th Street. OMD 3rd Alarm +, 08-07-22

Around 05:10 Norwich fire dispatched, a reported wires on fire with the side of the building burning at 51 14th Street. Engine 2 reported a working fire w/exposure. During this time the fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm due to extending into the upper floor of the OMD. As companies arrived, the fire ran the attic space, command requested a 3rd alarm. Crew worked the fire for about 2 hrs before it was under control. The Fire is under investigation.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

A few appartus from, The truck Show in Yantic, 07-23-22

A few of the apparatus that attended


Bozrah, Truck vs Gas pump. 07-23-22

 Bozrah along with East Great Plan was dispatched to Rt-82 at the Citgo gas station around 12:15 for a reported truck into the gas pumps with fire. FM-126 arrived to find a small fire coming from the base of the knocked over pump. The truck no longer on the island and the driver was out of the vehicle. A extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire. NFI



Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Colchester 2nd Alarm, 07-04-22

 Colchester 2nd Alarm, 105 Cato Corner Road. Reported as a house fire with a trapped occupant, First arriving officer found smoke showing from the eves, transmitting the working fire, then upgraded it too a 2nd alarm, with tankers. The living room had heavy fire venting from the rear, Crews knocked the  main body of fire down and started to search the area for the reported missing occupant, he was located and removed from the building. Crews then opened up the building searching for hot spots within a hr, the fire was knocked down. This is a fatal fire, and the local and state FMO's are investigating.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Apparatus and Station June 2022

 Apparatus and Station June 2022


Ashford Ct
 Ashford Ct, ET-220

Baltic, Tower 124

Rutland Ma, Engine 2


BSA Camp Webster Engine 1

BSA Camp Webster Former Engine  1


BSA Camp Webster, Engine house Ashford Ct.

       South Windham Fire Department, Windham Ct.