Saturday, December 31, 2016

3rd Alarm in East Great Plains

At 03:34hrs this am East Great Plains FD was dispatched to 598 West Main St for a reported fully involved building fire. Car-5 arrived and had fire self venting out the D side of a commercial strip mall. 1st due crews made a good quick knockdown but due to clutter conditions, the fire had time to run the walls and roof line causing it to consume the attic areas of the building. A 3rd alarm assignment brought fire companies from Norwich, Yantic, Taftville, Laurel Hill, and the Mohegan Tribal FAST to the scene. it took 2 hours to bring the fire under control. The cause is under investigation by Norwich FMO.
 Conditions after initial knockdown
 Fire starts taking roof area
 EGP Ladder-5 as heavy fire vents
 Norwich Truck-1 running its smooth bore
 Norwich Truck-1 in smoke
 Heated gases and smoke vent from attic
 A side as fire vents
 EGP firefighters pulling the eves
 Taftville crews work the A side
 Tower-25 bucket

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Baltic House Fire July 24, 2016

July 24, 2016 - This morning around 06:15hrs the Baltic FD with their mutual aid was dispatched to a house fire on Whitehall Dr. Upon arrival, the house was truly Fully Involved. Ammunition was firing off,the occupants stated everyone was out and there was propane tanks in the fire. There are no fire hydrants and drafting ops had to conducted at the Mohegan Sun country club. The fire had too far of a head start, the FD had a great reponse time but with a head start and lack of water. The house was a total loss
                                                               Fire conditions prior to FD arrival

                                                             Baltic ET-124 arriving

                                                             House and cars well off

                                                            Stretching the 1st lines

                                                            Pulling the blitz -fire

                                                                        Water on fire

                                                                    Baltic ET-124

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Stonington House Fire 973 Pequot Trail 03/17/16

At around 07:30hrs on 03/17/16, Old Mystic with aid from North Stonington, Wequetequock, Navy Sub-base and tankers from a strike team responded to 973 Pequot Trail for a building fire. Stonington PD arrived to find a dwelling 25% involved with 1 victim in cardiac arrest. Crews arrived, started fire suppression and CPR on the victim. As of this time the victim had ROSC and was breathing on their own. a number of civilians and family members were treated or transported from the scene. The cause is under investigation. Photo start 45 minutes into the fire
 A coupling leaks from a supply hose
 G-60 Incident Commander
 North Stonington firefighters work a handline
 Sub-base AC Post discusses tactics
 Opening up walls to locate hidden fire
 Crews working the A & B sides
 Crews opening more walls for hidden fire
 Old Mystic firemans carries a ground ladder
 Sub-base fireman work the eves in Tower-65

.Sub-base FF Wager working his last fire before he transfers to another base

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Plainfield, Ct - 55 Weston Rd - 12/13/15

December 13, 2015 - In the early morning hours, Plainfield Fire was alerted for a building fire at 55 Weston Rd.  Crews arrived to find a large stone home well involved in fire. A large tanker response was requested due to the size of the home and no close water sources. The fire took an hour to knock down and a day to completely extinguish.  The cause is undetermined.
                                               Plainfield ET-195 & Canterbury Tower-193
                                                   Canterbury Tower-193 awaiting water
                                                                  Plainfield Et-195
                                                 Tower-193 "beaching it" on the front lawn
                                              Flames reflect off the windshield of Tower-193
                                                             Tower-193 applying water

Westerly RI - Box 4112 Friendship St 12/07/15

December 7, 2015 - At 12:30hrs - Westerly FD with aid from Pawcatuck FD, & Westerly Rescue with coverage assignments from Dunns Corners and North Stonington FD responded to Box 4112 on Friendship St for a building fire. Crews arrived to find smoke from a commercial building and fire in the basement and 1st floor.  Crews stretched into the 1st floor and basement.  The fire was knocked down in about an hour.  Cause is under investigation by FMO.
                                                  Westerly Eng-4 Ladder-1 on the D side
                                             Westerly & Pawcatuck firefighters taking a break
                                                          Westerly Ladder-1 on fire side
                                                         Westerly Gamewell Box 4112
                                                         Chief Officer by Alarm box 4112
                                               Pawcatuck firefighter refueling a vent saw
                                                  Firefighters clean debris from fire room
Pawcatuck Tower T-45
Pawcatuck Eng T-43

New London -61 Summer St 10/03/15

Oct 3, 2015 - On this Saturday evening, New London Fire A-11,21,31,25,100,200 was dispatched to 61 Summer St for a building fire. Upon arrival crews found a fire in a 2.5 wood frame. good wind off the water was helping this fire gain head way.  Aid from The Submarine base FD N-67, Mohegan Tribe FD FAST, Waterford Fire Co's, & Groton Ambulance G-303 was utilitzed to bring this fire under control.
                                              A-35 crew heading to the roof to cut a vent hole.
A-35 crew on the roof as Mohegan Tribal firefighters assist in stretching a line to the rear.