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Taftville Fire Department
134 Providence St
Taftville Ct 06380
Station - 860-887-6676 Fax 860-887-3909
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2 Car MVA at Norwich Ave & Providence

March 12, 2016 - At approximately 16:00 Car 20, ET-21, & Rescue 2
responded to Norwich Ave at Providence St for a 2 car auto accident. Upon
arrival 1 pt needed to be extricated from the vehicle with the "Jaws of Life". All
patients turned over to AASI.
Mutual Aid assignment to Lisbon for roof fire

February 28, 2016 - Today at approximately 12:08 the company was requested
mutual aid to 82 Blissville Road in the Town of Lisbon for a reported structure
fire. ET-21,22,Tower-25 and Rescue-2 responded. Upon arrival crews found a
fire on the roof of the residence. Crews assisted the Lisbon Fire Department
with suppression and overhaul.
Car vs Hydrant

February 27, 2016 - At 5:01 this morning Car 2 and ET-21 responded to
Harland Road and Washington Street for a single vehicle accident. The occupant
of the car self extricated and was transported to Backus Hospital.
Car vs Pole
February 19, 2016 - at approximately 12:15 Car 2, ET-21 and Rescue 2
responded to the area of 136 Hunters Road for the report of a car vs pole. Upon
arrival crews found the the driver had self extricated from the car. The patient
was treated and transported. Crews worked closely with Norwich Police and
Norwich Public Utilities to secure the scene from hazards.
Taftville gets donated Pet Masks
The Taftville FD with a donation from Shipman's Fire Equipment in Waterford are
now carrying WagN O2 fur life Pet Oxygen Masks on the fire engine. Numerous
times Taftville fireman have rescued family pets from building fires. Some of
these pets were unconscious, barely breathing and suffering from severe smoke
inhalation. Past practice for us was to use infant O2 masks to bring these family
pets back to life. The issue with using infant masks was they would dry out the
animals eyes, possibly causing blindness. Now with these new masks we can
give the family pets the correct amount of oxygen without damaging the eyes. In
the photo below, left is the donated masks, Right, a Taftville fireman rescues a
cat from a house fire on Terrace Ave in October 2015.
Taftville responds to 8 calls in 4 hours during storm

February 5, 2016 - Taftville members treating one of the injured at the Harland
Rd crash. Again this is our 8th call in 4 hours including a unresponsive infant.
Taftville to Host 2017 Ct Firefighters Convention

Our Department will be celebrating it's 100th Anniversary in 2017. Along with that, we applied to, and was accepted by, The CT State
Firefighters Association to Host the State Convention and Parade the same year. This will be one of the largest events to come to
Taftville (and Norwich as a whole) in many years. Our committee is working hard on fundraisers and planning of the event.  We have
added a convention page to this site and will be updating it regularly. Please click on the link above and check out our fundraisers.
FAST Assignment to Griswold

March 30, 2016 - at 01:40hrs Taftville FAST was assigned to a fully
involved mobile home fire in the Town of Griswold.  The home was a total
loss. no injuries were reported.
Truck Rollover
Oct 4, 2016
- At 21:25 hrs, The Taftville and Occum Fire Departments were
dispatched to an unknown area on Old Canterbury Turnpike for a one car
rollover. Car 2 and ET-21 arrived on scene in the area of 245 Old
Canterbury Turnpike and found a vehicle had struck a pole and was on its
side. Both occupants were treated and transported. Occum assisted with
scene safety. The scene was turned over to the Norwich Police Department.
Jewett City Basement fire
Oct 1, 2016, Tower-25 & ET-22 were requested mutual aid to the Borough
of Jewett City for a basemnet fire on Tracy Ave. Tower-25 arrived, set up
aerial and ground ladders, and provided fireground support to interior
crews. The fire was quickly knocked down by Jewett City and Plainfield
crews. ET-22 was returned to quarters by command. The fire in under
investigation.
Jewett City Building Fire

Nov 1, 2016 - at 2am, Tower-25 and Et-22 were requested to the buidling fire
on High St in the borough of Jewett City. Tower-25 was O.O.S due to a electrical
issue, so ET-22 responded with a full crew of 6 interior firefighters.  Once on
scene were wer split up and assigned to assist Lisbon on the roof with
ventilation and the remainder of the crew was assigned interior fire suppression
support of opening walls and celings to search for hidden fires.
2nd Alarm building fire in Greenville

Oct 30, 2016 - Taftville was dispatched on a 2nd alarm assignment to the
Kleemans auto repair facilty on North Main St for a building fire. Tower-25 &
ET-22 responded. Tower 25 set up on the B side and ET-22 laid two separate
feeder lines to Tower-25 and a Norwich engine.  All companies worked
together as a team to control and confine this fire to one area of the
buisness.  Everyones efforts helped save the rest of the building.
Odor of Natural gas on Mahan Dr

Oct 29, 2016 - ET-21, Tower-25 & Rescue-2 responded to a report of
natural gas by a passerby by Norwich Tech on Mahan Dr. Crews split up and
worked with Norwich Public Utilities to meter 2 schools and the senior center
to ensure no gas leaks.  No leaks were found and all units went in service.
2 car accident sends one into bus stop

Oct 16, 2016 At 17:30hrs this evening ET-21, Rescue-2, & ET-22 responded
to a auto accident on Providence St. Upon arrival we found 2 car hit, forcing
one into the bus stop. 2 occupants were stuck in the car, the jaws of life from
the rescue was pulled out but crews were able to pry the door open with a
halligan bar. 1 had non-life threatening injuries. The bus stop was roped off
until the SEAT co can have it repaired. Thankfully no one was in the bus stop