Taftville Provides support to Norwich 4th Alarm Factory Fire

August 23, 2005 At around 00:53hrs the East Great Plains FD was dispatched to a working structure fire at
the old National Propane Building off of West Thames St.  Units arrived to find heavy fire thru the roof and
explosions from the large amount of propane tanks in the building. at 01:42 Hrs a engine was requested
from Taftville and later Tower 25 was dispatched to provide relief for Norwich Tower 1.  

The following departments were involved.

East Great Plains, City of Norwich Headquarters, Yantic, Laurel Hill, Taftville, Occum, Mohegan Tribal,
Bozrah, Preston City, Poquetanuck, Mohegan,Gales Ferry, Naval Submarine Base and numerous other New
London County Fire Departments for manpower and the newly formed New London County Incident
Management Team
Tower 25 operates their bucket on the fire
Driver Dave Plante operates Tower 25
Due to the extended operations of this incident, a special request for
a emergency response unit from C&J septic was requested