| Updated October 19, 2017
|Taftville Fire Dept.
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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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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
|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
|3rd Alarm in East Great Plains
Dec 31, 2016 - Tower-25 & ET-22 responded on a 3rd alarm building fire in East Great
Plains. Tower-25 was the 3rd due aerial device for the east side of the building. Et-22
provided water supply from Laurel Hill HT-6. Crews worked for about 4 hours to bring
this fire under control.
|FAST Team To Griswold House fire
Dec 26,2016 - At 14:32 ET-22 responded to Griswold as the FAST team
for the working fire on Monday afternoon. Thankfully their services were
not needed, and were released once the fire was under control in about
|Auto vs Pole with fire
Dec 21, 2016 - At 1:30am, Taftville was dispatched to a auto vs pole, reported
person trapped, ? on fire. Car-2, ET-21,& Rescue-2 responded and found a car
hit a pole, the pole was on fire and luckily the occupant self extricated with no
injuries. Firefighters waited for public utilities to confirm power was out before
extinguishing the fire.
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We still are selling these attractive T-shirts.
They are black in color.
Tower shirts M-Xl is $20
Mix trucks M-XL $20
Convention Shirt $20
If your interested, our online store will up and
running soon so check back soon
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|3rd Alarm Building fire
July 3, 2017 - At 05:25hrs this Morning, Norwich 911 dispatch started fielding
multiple 911 calls reporting a building fire at 1-3 South 2nd Ave. Car-2 arrived
immediately and declared a working fire. A 3rd Alarm was requested which brought
the following departments Occum, Yantic, City of Norwich, Lisbon, Baltic, Jewett City,
East Great Plains, Laurel Hill FD, Mohegan Tribal FAST, Bozrah, & American
Ambulance. Crews found heavy fire in the basement extending up to the upper floors.
Engine and crews worked to try and bring the fire under control. After a couple hours,
the fire was deemed under control and the investigation process was started by the
Norwich FMO, Police and state FMO. The cause is still under investigation. No
injuried were reported. Side Note ** A fire occurred here on Saturday November 12,
1983 which the roof burned off the building.
|Truck vs Pole, down embankment send 2 to hospital
June 6, 2017 - Just before 9pm, Taftville was dispatched to an auto accident with
injuries on Rt-97. Crews arrived to find a pickup had hit a power pole at a high rate
of speed, traveled across the roadway, gone through a metal fence, down an
embankment and off a retaining wall. Firefighters had to use ladders to access the
occupants and found 2 seriously injuried patients. Fireman from Rescue-2 secured
the truck with paratech struts while the remaining crew provided patient care and
worked to extricate the injuried via stokes baskets and ground ladders. After
extrication, a couple firefighters rode in the ambulance to assist the paramedic
render care to the seriously injuried. The road was closed for roughly 6 hous while a
new pole was installed. Norwich PD are investigating.
|Firefighter Paul St Jean Pasta Dinner Benefit
We, as a village fire department are always giving of our time to our residents and
neighbors in times of need. This time we are helping one of our own, Firefighter Paul St.
Jean. Paul is a 22 year veteran of the department, a past Lieutenant and a lifelong
Taftville resident. He has had a rough year or so, struggling with numerous medical
issues and going through multiple procedures and testing. Unfortunately, Paul’s
ongoing medical ailments have left him unable to work and the numerous medical and
household expenses have been difficult for him and his wife Kim. Kim (Desrosiers) St.
Jean is also a lifelong resident of Taftville, an active member of the Department’s
auxiliary, and an alumni of Sacred Heart School, where she currently is employed part-
time. The Department is hosting a pasta dinner to help raise funds to get them through
this difficult time, as unfortunately Paul still appears to have a long road ahead of him.
Paul and Kim have always and continue to give to the department and the village of
Taftville and now it is our turn to help them.
The Pasta Dinner will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 4pm-7pm.
Tickets are $10.00
You can buy tickets from any fire department member or the "buy now" link below
If your interested in donating money to our fundraiser, We have set up a paypal
account. Please click here