Fire at Kelly Middle School

March 4, 2013 -This morning at 02:38hrs, Taftville was alerted to a fire alarm at Kelly
middle School. Upon arrival crews found moderate smoke and heat condition in the west
wing with a sprinkler flow. Extra enignes form yantic to scene while ET-22 hooked into the
FDC for sprinkler supoort. Crews located the fire in a science classroom. The building was
ventilated and the fire extingushed. The smoke and water damage is estimated to be in the
hundred thousands. There will no school today while cleaning crews clean up the mess.
The cause is under invetsigation by the Norwich FMO
Dryer fire on Taftville-Occum Rd

April 2, 2013 - Just before 16:00hrs, Taftville was alerted to a dryer fire on
Taftville-Occum Rd. Dep Chief Tom Jencks (Car-20) arrived with light smoke from a 2
story taxpayer. Upon investigation he found active fire in the dryer. ET-21 stretched a
handline and extinguished the fire while Tower-25 assisted in ventilation. Norwich FMO
is investigating
Taftville firefighters assist on Occum Motorcycle accident

April  21, 2013 -.Just before 12pm today, Occum & Taftville crews were dispatched to
a motorcycle accident on I-395 NB at Exit-83. Two (2) Taftvile members came across
this accident just after it happened and rendered medical aid to an unconscious,
barely breathing operator. After rendered important medical treatment the patient
began breathing and regained consciousness by the time medics arrived. All the
victims were transported by American medics to Backus while CSP is investigating.
The photo was taken by a passerby and passed onto us. The photo shows ET-21's &
some Rescue-2 members crew with the 2 passing Taftville members treating the victim.
Dumpster Fire at Riverview Condos

April 21, 2013 -Today at 16:16hrs Taftville was alerted to a dumpster fire at the
construction site of the Riverview condos on Rt-97. Car-2,20,28, ET-21, & Et-22
responded and found a dumpster with construction debris, hazmat canisters and
other debris on fire. the fire was extinguished with water and foam. The cause is
undetermined. Dumpster fires are very hazardous to fire fighters as you just never
know what they contain. they could have tires, dangerous canisters, propane tanks,
or gas cans mixed in with normal debris.
Norwich Ave 2nd Alarm Building Fire

May 22, 2013 - Just before midnight Norwich PD received numerous 911 calss
reporting a building fire at 490 Norwich Ave.  Captain Todd MIlhomme arrived to find
fire venting out the rear of a 6 family apartment building. Crews arrived and went
right to work stretching hoselines and laddering the building to provide ventilation.  
Assistance for Ocum, Yantic, City of Norwich, Lisbon & Mohegan Tribal FAST team.
Truck vs Pedestrian on Merchants Ave

June 3, 2013 - At 10:30hrs this AM after a strong rain band was pouring down on
the village of Taftville, Taftville Fire was alerted to an auto vs pedstrian with 1 victim
in the road unresponsive. Car-20, Squad-2, Norwich PD & American medics
responded. Units arrived to find it to be as dispatched. Taftville FD EMTS provided
emergency medical care and stabilized the patient until the arrival of the medic crew.
The accident is under investigation by Norwich PD. .
ET-21 to Boswell Ave fire

June 5, 2013 - At 17:12hrs Taftville was alerted to assist City of Norwich
firefighters with a house fire at 367 Boswell Ave. Car-2, Car-329, ET-21 went into
the scene and was put to work on numerous tasks. Crews worked for about 2
hours. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Rescue-2 to I-395 Extrication

December 16, 2013 - At 13:00hrs Taftville Car-20,28, & Rescue-2 responded to I-395 at
exit-83 in Lisbon for a rollover with extrication. Taftville assisted crews from Lisbon FD,
American Medic, Griswold Ambulance, Lifestar helicopter, & Occum FD. Once on scene
Rescue-2 crew assessed the scene, stabilized the truck with paratech struts and worked
jointly with Lisbon crews to extricate the victim and bring them to the awaiting lifestar
helicopter. It appears the truck lost control on the bridge on the northbound side, went
through the guardrail into the southbound side and rolled onto it roof trapping the driver.
Upon completing extrication, the patient was loaded into Lifestar and taken to a trauma
center. In this photo the victim had been extricated and you can see lifestar starting to
land on the highway in the background.CSP are investigating.
2013 Incidents