Auto vs Building

Oct 15, 2008 - Just after 20:00hrs Taftville was dispatched to M& M Plaza on Rt-12
for an auto vs building.  Units arrived to find a auto that went into a business causing
structural damage.  No injuries were reported.  Taftville firefighters stabilized the
building using paratech struts.   The Norwich Building official was notified.  Crews were
able to add stability with numerous lumber until the building could be boarded up.
View of the damage from the auto
Crews use Paratech Struts to stabilize the building as a precaution
Crews cut lumber for additional shoring                           The Paratech Strut as temporary support