2017 Incidents
Box Alarm Summons Medical Aid
Nov 19, 2017 - Last night around midnight, a ill elderly resident was attempting to
drive themselves to the hospital when their condition started to deteriorate, they were
able to pull up to the fire house and activate the fire alarm box which alerted members
to their emergency. Within minutes, members arrived and provided medical aid while
we awaited an ambulance. Upon arrival of the ambulance the patient was loaded and
transported to the hospital. To help the elderly couple through there difficult time, the
members drove the elderly couples car to the hospital for them so their vehicle would
not be stranded at the fire station. We wish a speedy recovery for the patient and
hope we were able to make the worse part of your day a little better.
Basement Fire in Jewett City

Oct 30, 2017 - Just before 11pm, in the middle of a powerful rain & wind storm, Tower-25
and ET-22 responded to Soule St in Jewett City for a basement fire. Crews found a
electrical fire in the basement stairwell and had to wait for Jewett City electric to kill the
power before final extinguishment.  Crews worked for 2 hours.   Once back in town, crews
came across down trees and responded to a handful of calls due to the storm.
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.
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.