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Taftville Ct 06380
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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 an hour
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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.
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.
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.
Harland Rd Auto Fire

March 10, 2018 -At 14:30hrs , Norwich 911 took numerous calls for a auto
fire on Harland Rd. Car-20, ET-21, & ET-22 arrived to find a well involved
van fire. One hoseline and 300 gallons of water was used, Norwich FMO
investigating. Photo by Ct Fire Photographer Joe Shefer
Winters Storm Causes Damage

March 2, 2018 - at 13:49hrs, Car-2, ET-21, & Rescue-2 responded to a
tree on a house on Rt-97. Crews arrived to find as reported, Occupants
were not home at the time. Hazards assessed and mitigated. Reminder if
you see wire down, consider them live! Call 911.
Occum Building Fire

February 26, 2018 - at 20:32hrs, The Chief, Deputy Chief, Safety Officer,
and Engine crew of 6 interior firefighters responded to Lillibridge Rd in the
Occum section of Norwich for a kitchen fire. Once on scene Taftville crews
joined Occum and Baltic firefighters on fire suppression support and truck
company duties to open walls and ceilings as the fire had extended from the
kitchen to the 2nd floor and attic area. The occupants of the home were
evaluated and transported to Backus Hospital by American Ambulance for
smoke inhalation. The cause is under investigation by the Norwich Fire
Marshals Office. Photos used with permission of photographer.
Lisbon House Fire

February 14, 2018 - at 03:14hrs, a Taftville Pumper was requested to a fully
involved house fire in the town of Lisbon. Taftville Engine-Tank 22 responded
with 6 men providing manpower and water supply to the attack engine. Crews
cut a hole in the ice of Papermill pond across the street from the house fire
and laid suction hose to draft water. Crews operated for about 2 hours.
Taftville Fire Chief elected to head County Chiefs

February 7, 2018 - Tonight, members of the company hosted the 86th Annual
meeting and officer installation for the New London County Fire Chiefs Association.
This year, Taftville’s Chief Tim Jencks has been elected to the position of President
of the Association. Pictured above is Chief Jencks and the association’s officer and
executive board.
Griswold Double Fatal House Fire

December 22, 2017 - around 0500hrs, Griswold Fd with aid from Jewett City
Voluntown, Lisbon, & Taftville responded to a fatal house fire on Kenwood
Estates in the town of Griswold.  Taftville crews assisted with fireground .  The
cause is under investigation by CT State police
Norwich Ave Commercial Building Fire

Dec 14, 2017 - Just before 4pm this afternoon, a 911 call was placed for a
building fire on Norwich Ave. Taftville crews arrived to find a fire in the middle
of a commercial building. Lines were stretched and crews when to work to
contain the fire. Aid from Norwich, Yantic, Occum, & Mohegan Tribal FAST
responded to this fire. No injuries reported, cause is under investigation.