Wednesday, October 01, 2008

On the morning of September 27th, at 0629 hours, the Niantic and Flanders fire departments were dispatched to 55 West Main st., The Thames Import Co. for a reported structure fire. First arriving units found the structure pushing heavy smoke, and went to work. The probable cause was an unattended candle in the first floor bathroom. The structure had heavy fire damage to the first floor, communicating to the second floor and roof.

All Photos courtesy of Sandy Summers.

the Juniors replenishing air bottles
Will gets his first job!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Flanders District, At 2156hrs B-200, 27, 21 & Med 11 responded to a on car rollover I-95 S/B Between 74-73. A tractor trailer had clipped the rear end of a mid size p/u causing it to rollover down the embankment. 1 Patient was transported to L&M BLS.

Niantic District, At 2217hrs the Niantic & Flanders Dept. responded to a possible structure fire, reported smoke coming from a bedroom. When the first engine arrived they transmitted a working fire. While initial crews knocked down fire in the 2nd floor kitchen they were hampered by the living conditions of the house to make their way to the main body of fire in the rear bedroom. The decision was then made to make an aggressive attack through the windows of the bedroom. The main body of fire was knocked down shortly after with extension into the attic. All searches were negative and there were no injuries reported. Photos by R.E. Morris.

Flanders District, At 2145hrs Flanders Units responed to a car into a tree on Grassy Hill Rd. On arrival units found just that. the Driver was transported to L&M ALS. Photos by Jim Levandoski

Flanders District, Around 550am B-200, 21, 27 & B-100 responded to a two car MVA on I-95 Between Exits 74 & 73. 2 Patients were transported to L&M.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Flanders District, Around 10:20am The Flanders Fire Dept. responded to a reported tractor trailer rollover on I-95 in the vicinity of exit 75. Upon arrival crews found 1 T/T Unit (which was traveling Northbound) on the median guardrails leaking diesel fuel product from several compromises within the tank. Approx 6,000 gallons was lost in the incident. The tanker unit was detached from tractor. The tractor collided with southbound vehicles which included another T/T Unit along with 4 passenger cars. Unfortunately 3 people were pronounced deceased at the scene, while 3 people were transported to hospital with various injuries. Interstate 95 was completely closed to all traffic in this area for approx.12 hours. Also assisting the Flanders Fire Department with this incident were the Niantic FD, Cohanzie FD, Jordan FD, Oswegatchie FD, Goshen FD, Quaker Hill FD, SubBase FD, Oakdale FD, Gardner Lake FD, Pfizer FD, Norwich FD, Old Lyme FD, Willington FD, Canteen Unit, DEP, DOT, and Coast Guard. The scene was cleared by the Fire Departments at 2000hrs however DEP & DOT remainedon scene for several more hours. Photos by FMO, & other contributors.

Legs Nelson was not present.