2014 Incidents
FAST team assignment to Griswold Garage Fire
November 21, 2015 - For the 2nd time today in as many hours our RIT was assigned to a 1st
alarm garage fire in the town of Griswold. This was the 2nd of 3 fires today in New London
County. We ask that everyone use fire safety during this cold snap and our condolences to those
who have lost property today
FAST team assignment to Scotland House fire
November 21, 2015 - Busy Mid-morning for TFD. at 09:18hrs, our RIT team was requested as part
of a 2nd alarm assignment house fire in Scotland on Kemp Rd at the Hampton townline. Yes I wrote
the "Hampton townline!" We were to join up with the Willimantic FD RIT once on scene but by the time
we drove the 30 minutes to the scene, the fire had been knocked down and our services were not
needed. While the RIT was in Scotland we had back to back EMS calls for a unresposive person and
a cardiac emergency. All calls were handled with 14 certified members.
Mutual Aid to Lisbon House fire
November 5, 2014 - at around 4 am Taftville was dispatched auto aid to Lisbon for a house fire.  
upon arrival the vacant house was 75% involved in fire. exterior attack was started from the ground
and by ladders.  Water was shuttles by a tanker task force.
Motorcycle accident
Sept 30, 2014 -  At 21:33hrs  Car 2, 20, ET-22 and Rescue 2 responded to a motorcycle accident with
serious injuries. Upon arrival crews found the driver still in the vehicle. The vehicle was stabilized, the
driver then exited the vehicle. Due to the position of the car, the layout of the ground, the patient was
secured to a stair chair and extricated from the hole. American transported the patient. Norwich PD is
2nd building fire in past 15 hours
Sept 19, 2014 -  For the 2nd time today Taftville was back in the Little Valley Trailer Park for a trailer
fire 4 trailers up from this mornings fire. Units arrived to find this home 25% involved and a van fully
involved. Crews attack both fire and had the fire under control in 45 minutes.  Norwich FMO is
Early Morning building fire
Sept 19. 2014 - At 03:23hrs Taftville was alerted to a structure fire with one female possibly still inside at the
Little Valley Mobile home park on Mohegan Park Rd. Car-2 arrived to find one home 80% involved and the
fire extending to a 2nd home. The 1st due engine ET--21 laid 400 ft of supply hose from the hydrant to the
home and began fire attack to confine the fire. Additional engines from Occum and Yantic also responded.
All occupants safely escaped . No injuries were reported.
Kitchen Fire on Nashua St
August 13. 2014 -   At 18:06hrs Norwich 911 received numerous calls for a working kitchen fire at 36
Nashua St in Occum. Occum, Taftville and Baltic all responded and found the living room on fire, crews
knocked the fire down with in 20 minutes. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Bobcat Tractor fire on RT-97
August 13. 2014 -   At 18:06hrs Norwich 911 received numerous calls for a working kitchen fire at 36
Nashua St in Occum. Occum, Taftville and Baltic all responded and found the living room on fire, crews
knocked the fire down with in 20 minutes. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Mobile Home Fire in Oakland Heights
July 8. 2014 -  At 12:37hrs Taftville was alerted to a trailer fire at Oakland Heights senior park. At
12:41hrs dispatch activated the working fire protocol. ET-21 arrived under the command of Lt Marciano to
find dark,smokey smoulding fire in the living room area. Crews vented, forces entry and extinguished the
fire. A tremendous amount of heat was added to the fire when the furnace kicked from fire. Aid from Eng2
and East Great Plains tanker due to the water supply being over 2000 ft away. A cat was rescued and
CPR was performed but the cat succumb to its injuries. Cause is under investigation.
Commercial Garage fire in Griswold
May 4. 2014 -  At 03:13hrs Taftville was alerted for their RIT team for a commercial building fire in the
town of Griswold. Car-2,20, & ET-22 responded. Upon arrival the building was completely destroyed by
fire, due to late notification to the FD of the fire. 1 passerby called 911 to report the fire. Once on scene
Taftville was re-assigned to water supply and filled 6 tankers with 24,000 gallons of water to fight the fire.
3rd Alarm House fire on Washington St
April 13 2014 - At 8:19hrs after just returning from a EMS call, Taftville was dispatched on a 2nd Alarm
assignment to 218 Washington St in the city for a building fire with people trapped. Car-2, 28, ET-21,&
Tower-25 responded immediately with 10 personnel, upon arrival where put to work. ET-21's crew
conducted primary searches on the 1st & 2nd floor, removing an occupant on the #1 floor. The quickly
consumed the queen anne building. Evacuations tones were transmitted, all firefighters exited the building,
defensive operations commenced with Tower-25 using its big guns on the bucket to knocked down heavy
fire. After the knock down, 21's crew returned to the 3rd floor opening up walls/ceiling to find hidden
pockets of fire. 1 Taftville firefighter fell in a hole in the basement and luckily was not injuried! The cause is
under investigation
Bedroom Fire on Railroad Ave
January 25. 2014 - At 11:52hrs, The Occum FD along with assistance from Taftville was dispatched
to 28 Railroad Ave for a building fire. After numerous 911 calls and N-48 comfirming a fire, additional
assistance from Baltic and RIT team from Yantic was assigned to the alarm. Crews found a fire in the
2nd floor bedroom that was extending into the attic. Crews made a quick attack, opened walls to stop
the fire from accessing the attic.  The Norwich FMO is investigating.
Tower 25 to arson fire in Griswold
April 5. 2014 -  At 00:15hrs Tower 25 was assigned to working building fire in Jewett City. The building
was a vacant 2 1/2 story farmhouse on Hopeville rd with heavy fire in the rear on arrival. Tower 25 crew
provided manpower to open walls and find hidden pockets of fire. Crews worked for 2 hours to completely
extinguish the fire. ET-22 provides station cover at the Jewett City Fire Department during this incident.