Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Posted by NLCBravest at 07:24
Monday, April 12, 2010
Photo courtesy of Brian Mulvey
Below are some pictures of the incident
Posted by NLCBravest at 11:29
After almost an hour of work, firefighters were able to get the upper hand and get the fire under control.
Photos courtesy of Jason Snow
Posted by NLCBravest at 11:14
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Posted by NLCBravest at 17:12
Friday, April 02, 2010
Updated March 24, 2010
Passing of Brother William Warren
On March 20, 2010 this local suffered a great loss in the passing of Brother William Warren. Brother Warren, 58, passed away on March 20, 2010 from a Heart Attack. Brother Warren has been a member of the Hartford Fire Fighters Association and the Hartford Fire Department since March 24, 1980.He currently was a Pump Operator assigned to Engine Co 8 until his passing. Brother Warren is survived by a long list of family and friends who each will greatly miss him. During his career he has positively affected so many and his presence will last long past his passing.
Please keep Brother Warren's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Posted by NLCBravest at 20:59
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Posted by NLCBravest at 22:10
BEACON FALLS -- A longtime firefighter died in the line of duty early Wednesday while responding to a call.Kevin Swan, 69, a firefighter with Beacon Hose Company No. 1, woke around 5 a.m. to respond to a fire call on Susan Street, said Jeremy Rodorigo, a Beacon Hose spokesman.Swan signed on the radio, but did not show up at the call. He was found around 8 a.m. inside his pickup in his driveway, Rodorigo said.He was taken by ambulance to Griffin Hospital in Derby, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 9 a.m., he said.Fire officials are still trying to detemine exactly what happened, Rodorigo said. The department is treating it as a line of duty death, he said.
Read Thursday's Republican-American for more on this story.
Posted by NLCBravest at 18:47
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Photo courtesy of Gerald Lattin
Shortly before midnight, Jewett City Fire Department was requested to respond to 124 North Main St. (Route 12) for a reported structure fire. Due to the amount of 911 calls being received, Quinebaug Valley dispatch added Griswold, Lisbon and Taftville to the assignment. First due units arrived to find heavy fire showing from the front of a single story commercial building with a three story attached apartment building located on the C-side.
Crews from the engine and ladder made there way into the fire building trying to contain the fire. After about forty-five minutes, the blaze gained the upper hand and Jewett City Chief Smith (Car 56) ordered everyone out of the building. Defensive operations were put into place eventually knocking down the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene well into the night extinguishing hot spots and assisting the Griswold and State FMO.
Mutual aid was provided by Taftville, Plainfield, Voluntown and Mohegan Tribe (FAST) with Hose Tenders from Laurel Hill and Scotland. Two firefighters were transported to Backus Hospital in Norwich with injuries related to the fire.
Posted by NLCBravest at 15:11
Monday, January 25, 2010
First due, Engine 2, found a three story occupied Multi family with smoke pushing from the upper floors and active fire in the rear of the building. Taftville and Mohegan Tribe (FAST) were added to the assignment. Soon after, Command added Laurel Hill and Yantic bringing in other Norwich volunteer companies to cover empty stations. About a half hour into the incident, the evacuation tone was sounded pulling everyone out of the building. Master stream operations were put into place eventually knocking down the blaze.
Despite great efforts from all on scene, the building was a total loss. The Norwich FMO is investigating to determine the cause.
Photos courtesy of Chad Johnson
Posted by NLCBravest at 15:27