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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Sunday, June 06, 2021

Norwich Ct, 3rd Alarm 06-06-21

 Norwich Ct, Roath St. 3rd Alarm+, 2 Dwellings.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Salem, W/F 02-04-21

 Salem & Gardner Lake fire with M/A responded to 41 Carvalho Dr, for a reported house fire, Crews found light smoke showing from the eaves and AC unit. First due engine stretched in the front door on this raised ranch style home, and found a active fire in the kitchen. The engine made a quick knockdown after making entry, the crews then checked for extension. The fire is under investigation. 

More photos from Salem 



Sunday, January 31, 2021

Norwich CT, 2nd alarm. 1-31-21

 80 North St. more photos and info later tonight

 Full Set of photos Norwich 2nd alarm photos



Friday, January 29, 2021

Lisbon Barn Fire, 2nd Alarm 01-29-21

 QV dispatched Lisbon and M/A to 10 Ross Hill RD, for a reported building fire.  First due reported the building 50% involved, Due to limited water supply 3 additional tankers was requested. One crew was assigned to a Draft site near the property, The Temp was about 19 with a 15-20 MPH winds. Crews stretched several landlines and a blitz fire. Due to conditions upon arrival, a defensive operation was ordered. The FMO is investigating.

Full Set of photos Lisbon 2nd alarm




Saturday, January 16, 2021

Lebanon Ct, Barn fire 01-16-21

 Around 15:50 Lebanon fire and M/A was dispatched to 84 Norwich Ave, for a reported barn fire. First due reported a heavily involved barn. Crews set up for exposure protection, as water supply was established, Tankers and a draft was established for water supply for this fire. NFI at this time.



Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sterling 345 Main St. W/F 01-14-21

 At 11:46 Sterling Fire with M/A was dispatched to a reported garage fire, attached to a home. Fire due arrived to find fire showing from the 1.5 story garage, and told ladder 67 To take the driveway. Crews pulled a 2.5" landline to begin fire attack. M/A companies assisted with fire attack as other arriving companies set up water supply from a near by stream. Contained the heavy damage to the garage, with minor extension to the dwelling. Crews had the main body knocked down in a short time.

Full Set of photos Sterling fire