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, March 31, 2024

Taftville Ct, 12 Fontaine Court 03-31-24

 Taftville fire w/auto aide from Norwich was dispatched to 12 Fontaine Court around 19:30 for a dwelling fire, Car 20 arrived to find smoke showing, with a few minutes a basement fire was found and a working fire was declared. Crews forced entry via a basement garage and knocked down the core of the fire. NFI more photos @ Laddsphotos


Sunday, February 04, 2024

East lyme 3rd Alarm, 01-11-24 (Delayed Post)

 (Delayed Post) East Lyme Ct Flanders District, 13 Willow Lane, 3rd alarm fire with 2 fatality's.

Saturday, February 03, 2024

Norwich Ct, 2nd Alarm 02-03-24

 Around 7:45pm, Norwich fire with auto aid, was dispatched to 31 Cliff St, for several call reporting a building fire. Crews arrived to fire find fire showing from the rear a vacant 2.5 story dwelling. Crews forced entry as a line was stretched to the rear, to begin knockdown as fire was venting from the attic. Once entry was made in the building was searched, they gained access to the attic space, and knocked down the fire. Crews overhauled and investigated for about 2 hrs. The fire is under investigation.

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Bozrah MVA, 02-03-24

 Bozrah fire was dispatched with M/A to Rt-82 Near the Montville town line, for a report of a car into a stream occupant still in the car. First arriving found a 2 car MVA, with one car in the stream, with occupant out of the vehicle. Crews found a occupant in the 2nd vehicle with one injured. Crews assessed the injuries, and transported.  

Montville Ct, Dwelling fire, 02-1-24

 Montville Ct, 242 maple Ave, 2nd floor fire. Around midnight 2-1/2-24 Crews found fire showing from the 2nd floor A-B side of the dwelling.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Taftville, 2nd Alarm, 01-27-2024

Around 5pm Norwich fire dispatched Taftville and Norwich (Engine 3-Truck 1) to 74 Ox Hill RD, for a dwelling fire, With dispatch receiving calls a working fire was toned, Car-2 arrived to find fire showing from the 2nd floor A-D side of the building, Car -2 requested a 2nd Alarm which added Yantic Engine 33,31 and Rescue 3. Engine 3 stretched in, Engine 21 laid-in a 5in from the hydrant, Engine 3 took the hydrant near the fire. Truck 1 and a member from E-33 went to the D side to vent. Taftville 21 &22 along with 33 &31 worked the 2nd floor with Eng-3. Crews threw one bedroom to find the fire in a 2nd bedroom behind the back of the first one. Crews knocked down the fire in about 20 minutes.The fire is under investigation.



Friday, January 26, 2024

New London, Ct. Church Collaspe 01-25-24

 New London, Ct. around 13:40 New London fire was dispatched to 66 union St, for a several reports of a Building collapse. First arriving company found a major collapse of the steeple and 50% of the roof. A 2nd alarm was requested. A 3rd was requested and then, places in staging at NLFD head quarters and to cover the city. Command had 4 aerials set up around the building to aid with search and if need fire suppression. A request for all utilities and State of Connecticut USAR team. NFI at this time.


Notice: I will be posting a few items over the weekend,

 Notice: I will be posting a few items over the weekend, I have had technical issues with a computer.

Sorry for the delay

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Franklin Ct, Commecial building fire 12-21-23

 Around 16:30 Franklin fire and M/A was dispatched to the area of 47 Lebanon Rd for a fire behind a structure, Car 26 arrived to find the fire had extended into the structure. The first 2 engines arrived together and placed 2 lines in operation, just as the fire started to roll across the ceiling, the main body was knocked down in a few minutes, crews remained on scene for about 2 hrs overhauling stacks of cardboard, pallets and the inside of the building. The fire is under investigation



Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Bozrah Ct, Truck fire, W/Exposures 10-10-23

Around 2pm Bozrah Fire Was dispatched to Scott Hill and Lake road for a reported vehicle fire. First arriving officer found a fully involved pickup truck fire, W/Exposures of a 1.5 story dwelling. 2 tankers was added to the assignment. Prior to arrival the gas tank dropped and caused a full fed fire. Once Et-126 arrived they placed 2 lines in service, for the truck and the exposure. The fire was under control in about 30 mins, once the fuel tank was accessed the fire was brought under control. 

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Sunday, August 27, 2023

 A few photos from The Mystic Seaport anniversary of the Firefighter Fire Boat, Former FDNY

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Bozrah Ct, MVA w/fire 08-24-23

 Around 9am Bozrah fire was dispatched for a 2 car MVA w/fire at 46 Lebanon road. Et-126 arrived to fined an engine compartment on fire in the 2nd vehicle, they stretched one 13/4 line with F-500 to knockdown the fire. 



Sunday, August 06, 2023

Taftville Ct, Church fire 3rd Alarm 08-05-23

Around 10:05, Taftville fire was dispatched to 16 South B street for a reported church fire. Car 2 arrived to find fire showing from the B-D side of the building. A 2nd alarm was requested. More info and photos tomorrow or later in the week.

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St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church