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Connecticut fire / emergency photo-video

This group is for the CT fire buffs to discus media related, fire ground operations, equipment types, Does and don't of our operations, and what every else comes up. I hope we can share info to improve our quest for the best shot possible.

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Comment by Rob on February 1, 2011 at 9:45pm

Comment by Rob on February 1, 2011 at 9:44pm

Norwich, 2nd Alarm OMD 01-04-11

At 03:10 Norwich Battalion 1 gave a working fire for 24 John St, a 3.5 story wood frame OMD. Heavy fire was visible from Fire HQ. Upon arrival heavy fire was coming out the first floor "B" side extending to the upper floors, Several spot fires were in the yard and a car fire was active too. Its been reported that a O2 tank exploded as the occupant were evacuating the apartment and knocked them down and blew out some window frames.
Crews attacked the main body of fire on the first floor with an 2.5 hand-line and then relocated to the 2nd floor as a second engine company stretched to a separate apartment on the 2nd floor. Tribal Fast responded and Yantic Eng-33 for additional Fast personnel, Car-1 Arrived and requested a 2nd alarm to the scene. Battalion 1, directed 2 members from Yantic to operate a line on the 1st floor due to a flair up, as NFD worked the upper levels. The fire spread fast and took hold of the upper floors and command gave the evacuation orders.
The companies went defensive and shortly after the roof collapsed. EGPFD Ladder 5 worked their way into the yard and used their ladder pipe for knockdown. The fire is under investigation by the FMO. Several occupants were displaced.
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Comment by Rob on February 1, 2011 at 9:41pm

Willimantic, 3rd alarm 1-16-11

Around 00:50 Station "K" was notified by the PD of a building fire at 118 Carey Hill Rd. At that time Willimantic fire was dispatched, when they arrived the found a Vacant 2.5 story dwelling with limited access, with heavy fire coming from the building with exposure's on two sides. Large lines were placed in service. A 2nd alarm was requested by command. Due to the conditions a defensive operation commenced. The fire was confined to the building of origin by the crews. The building was heavily damaged and the fire is under investigation by the FMO. The Mutual aid to the fire consisted of units from the following departments, University of Connecticut, North Windham, South Windham, Mansfield and Columbia
Comment by Rob on February 1, 2011 at 9:40pm

Yantic, Construction Incident 01-27-11

Around 10Am Yantic Fire was dispatched to Otrobando ave for a person that fell about 15ft from a fork lift. While en-rout information stating that the injured party may of hit his head on a beam. Then it was reported that a beam was on the worker. Upon arrival they found the worker in a pile of metal with a bar truss on him. He was severally injured and a trauma alert was called. Crews packaged him after the truss was cut off of him. American transported the PT to Backus. Operation time of about 30min. The building is under going demolition, most of the damage was prior to the incident.
Comment by Rob on February 1, 2011 at 9:39pm

Comment by Rob on June 6, 2010 at 10:05am

Norwich Multi Alarm Mill Fire 04-27-10

Norwich Fire responded around 03:00 to Capehart mill for a confirmed building fire. As Engine 2 left they station across the street. The called for a 2nd alarm with fire through the roof. As the night went on command requested 5 ladders and or towers to the scene. A task-force of ladders was brought into the city if the fire extend to the next section. Several pumpers laid in from hydrants or drafted from the river. The building condition before the fire was very poor and firefighters could not enter any section of the building. During the next two days hot spots flared up and extinguished by Norwich and Taftville fire departments. In all 18 different departments were involved during the fire. The fire is under investigation by Norwich, State and Federal FMOs
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Comment by Rob on June 6, 2010 at 10:04am

Lisbon Train Derailment 05-12-10

Lisbon fire responded at 13:04 to a Train derailment at 365 River Rd (RT-12). They found 9 rail cars tankers and bin type rolled over with some in the river. One tanker of liquid latex was leaking and considered about the rest a Haz-mat response was requested. The IMT was requested along with the Cerrit along with several state agencies. Providence Worcester Rail road responded to control the incident. The clean up is expected to take 3-4 days. No injuries were reported.
Comment by Rob on June 6, 2010 at 10:00am

Jewett City W/F 05-12-10

Jewett City fire responded to Pond Lane for a basement fire at 14:34. Upon arrival they reported heavy fire from the C-D side. M/A was requested for tankers and FAST. Fire had burned through the floor in the hall and ammo was stored in a first floor room preventing a quick knock down. Within 40 min fire was under control.
Comment by Rob on June 6, 2010 at 9:59am

Norwich W/F w/special call 05-27-10

Around 02:25, Norwich Fire responded to the area of Norwich Free Academy for a house fire the location was not positive at first from multiple callers. As apparatus approach the area the correct address was received and crews arrived to find the fire located at 1 Coles Ct., With Heavy fire in the C-D section of the home. The occupants were out of the home when the FD and PD arrived. The fire had consumed a "L" shaped porch and was spreading to the main dwelling. Crews stretched several lines and vented the roof as the fire spread to the attic area. M/A engines from Taftville (ET-21) and Yantic (E-33) where requested by command. The fire was under control in about one hour, This fire accrued right after a severe storm passed through the area.
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Comment by Rob on August 11, 2009 at 11:03pm

New London 2nd Alarm+ 08-11-09
Around 10:15 New London Fire was dispatched for a fire at L&M Hospital near the Ambulance emergency room entrance. As A-11 left HQ they reported heavy smoke in the area. At that time W-15 was added to the incident. On arrival they found heavy fire and thick black smoke showing on the exterior of the building. Command requested a 2nd alarm which added the rest of NLFD and Subase C-25. During this time a off duty NLFD firefighter aided L&M staff with the movement of Patients on the upper floors. At times heavy fire was venting from below grade vents of the building to the third floor exterior. The location was about 30ft down the side of the ER entrance in the bushes. Crews were primarily on exposure protection of the outer in the inner sections of the building. Hospital staff were moving PTs from the exposure areas. Some PTs area being transferred to other hospitals, unknown how many. Firefighters searched all rooms in the exposure and evacuation areas along with some salvage work. The majority of the fire was confined to the lower level electrical rooms. Once they had plenty of foam on location and arrival of Norwich's foam trailer, they began foam operations and the final knockdown of the fire was completed. Over 20 M/A ambulances were on scene from all over the state, DEP, public utilities, NLPD and several other agencies will be operating for sometime.

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