Saturday, December 22, 2007

Occum Head-On w/ Double entrapment 12/22/07

Dec 22, 2007 - Around 07:0ohrs, The Occum FD was dispatched to Taftville-Occum Rd for an auto acciden with injuries. Occum Chief McKeon arrived to find a two car head-on with double entrapment. Taftville R-2 was requested for their Hurst tool. Occum used their Holmotro Combi-tool on one car while Taftville used their Hurst tool and rams to extricate the occuoant of the other car. American transported 2 to WWBH. Norwich PD is investigating.

126 Oakridge St - Norwich - 12/21/07

Dec 21, 2007 - At 15:41hrs, The City of Norwich was dispatched to a structure fire at 126 Oakridge St. Units arrived to find fire on the 3rd flr. The fire was knocked down and the building vented. Norwich FMO is investigating.
East side of the scene
Truck-1 crew holding for orders
MTFD Fast standing by Truck-1

Monday, December 17, 2007

Occum Rollover 12/14/07

Dec 14, 2007 - On this slippery morning the Occum fire department was dispatched to a rollover on Scotland Rd. Occum SQ-4 and ET-42 arrived to find a jeep that had rolled onto it's side. No injuries were reported. Norwich PD is investigating.

Lisbon Barn Fire 12/13/07

Dec 13, 2007 - At 11:59hrs the Lisbon, Jewett City fire departments w/ the Taftville FAST responded to North Burnham Highway for a barn fire. Lisbon ET-254 arrived to find a well involved barn fire. A tanker task force was started bringing Canterbury, Griswold, Voluntown, and Plainfield. The building was total loss. The Lisbon FMO is investigating.
Fire emits from a wall
Lisbon & JC firefighters attack the fire
two lines in operation
Lisbon & JC firefighters use a blitz-fire to knock the fire down

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Preston Auto Fire 12/01/07

Dec 1, 2007 - At 06:28hrs Ledyard and Norwich 911 started receiving an influx of 911 calls reporting an auto accident with fire on Rt-2 in Preston just over the Norwich line. Preston Chief Casey arrived to find one auto fully involved in fire after hitting a guard wire post. The crew from P-11 with assistance from P-13,P-23, & P-27 extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. Sorry about the quality, the sun was rising and it was difficult to get the right exposure.


P-11 crew makes initial attack

Poquotonock firefighters stretch the line

Awaiting water!

Got water now, advancing the line!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Eastford- 297 Old Colony Rd. 11/20/07

Nov 20, 2007 - Around 03:00hrs, Eastford with M/A from Bungay,Pomfret,Woodtsock, Ashford,Muddy Brook, Chaplin,Williamsville, & East Brklyn respondd to a house fire at 197 Old colony Rd. Units arrived to find heavy fire to the rear of an old farm house. The fire was initail knocked down by frist arriving uits but due to the contruction o fht e farm house the fire took off on all flrs. it took crews 3 hours to control this diffficult fire. No injuries were reported and the Eastford FMO is investigating. Photos by G Elliot via a cell phone
Heavy fire emits from rear of building
Same shot different angle.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Yantic 3rd Alarm - 305 Washington St

Nov 12, 2007 - At 09:45hrs, the Yantic fire engine co was dispatched to 305 washington St for a kitchen fire. Units arrived to find fire on the 2nd and 3rd flrs. Assistance from Taftville, City of Norwich, East Great Plains,Occum,Laurel Hill, & the Naval submarine base. Crews worked hard at an offensive interior attack but were forced out by fire conditions. Crews went to defensive attack resulting in a toal loss. 3 firefighters were treated and released for exhaustion. Yantic Eng-32 and Norwich Truck 1 setting up
Taftville Tower 25 on "B" side
Tower 25 battling heavy fire

Another shot of Tower 25
Norwich Truck 1 w/EGP Ladder 5, (RDL on Ladder 5)
"A" side of building


New video footage with helmet cam

Monday, November 05, 2007

Norwich - 2nd Alarm - Golden & Dillon St

Nov 3, 2007 - At around 20:12hrs, Norwich was dispatched to the corner of Golden & Dilllon St for a working structure fire. Norwich units arrived to find heavy fire emittting from the rear of a 3 stry wd. A 2nd alarm brought Taftville, East Great Plains, and additional engines from Yantic and Laurel Hill to the scene. Crews worked for 3 hours to bring the fire under control. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Heavy fire emits from 3rd flr windows

Shot of the rear of building
Heavy fire in attic area
Taftville crews awaiting assignment

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

9 Birchwood Terr - Dayville - 10/31/07

Oct 31, 2007 -Just after noon QV Dispatch received a call reporting a fire in the apartment of 9 Birchwood Terrace. Dayville, with mutaul aid from Danielson, Williamsville, & Pomfret FAST were dispatched, Atwood Hose was later sent for manpower and Attawagan covered the Town of Killingly. It was an outstanding stop made by the first due crews from this becoming a devastating fire. The Killingly FMO is investigating. More photos Thursday