| Updated January 23, 2013
|Taftville Fire Dept.
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BURNING IN THE CITY/TOWN
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|Taftville Fire Department
134 Providence St
Taftville Ct 06380
Station - 860-887-6676 Fax 860-887-3909
|Rescue Crews respond to swimmers in distress in Shetucket River
May 31, 2012 - At 5 pm Taftville fire was alerted to (2) swimmers in distress at the end of Bolduc Lane at the train
bridge. Car-2, 20, Rescue-2, Squad-2, Boat-2, Dive 23, American Medic 21 and Norwich PD responded to find 2
swimmers who were in distress were on the shore at the bottom of a steep embankment. The two swimmers were
brought to safety and evaluated by Taftville medical personnel. No Injuries were reported. we take this time to remind
everyone that as the summer heats up and you look for ways to cool off, use caution when you go swimming in any
body of water. Only swim with a buddy and in approved swimming areas.
|Auto Fire On Merchants Ave
May 31,2012 - Taftville was alerted to a auto fire behind the 40 block of Merchants Ave.
Crews arrived to find a mini-van fully engulfed in fire. the fire was quickly extinguished.
No injuries were reported and the Norwich Fire Marshals Office is investigating.
|Another Brush Fire behind Dairy Queen
April 14, 2012 - Taftville crews were alerted again to the field behind dairy queen for a
brush fire. This area has been plagued by brush fires over the years due to all the
homeless living in this area. Upon arrival of fire crews an acres of land was burning
and it was determined to start backfires in a prevention methoed to control the fire and
prevent any future fires. Crews operated for 2.5 hrs. Cause is undetermined.
Update 5/15/12 - The field has a nice greened up very nicely since the fire.
|Vacuum Explosion at Xtra-Mart
September 25, 2012 - around 19:00hrs, Taftville was dispatched to the xtra-mart for a
reported auto fire, and while enroute, dispatch advised numerous 911 calls and the last
call reported a vacuum explosion. Car-20 arrived and found that there had been a
explosion and flash fire from the commercial vacuum cleaner. The fire was extinguished
and the fire was investigated by the Norwich FMO.
|Taftville firefighters involved in unique rescue
September 13, 2012 - At 20:18hrs, A Norwich police officer on patrol spotted something
very interesting. He found two (2) Deer entrapped in a metal fence on the grounds of the
Ponemah mills complex. FD assistance was requested since there was no animal control
off(ACO) on duty, Car-2, Car-20, & Rescue-2 responded and used the "Jaws of Life" to
extricate both Does from the fence. Both does suffered from exhaustion as it is unknown
how long they had been trapped. One of the does suffered a minor leg abrasion from
trying to free herself. This is the 2nd animal rescue for Taftville fire in as many weeks.
Another example of "you just never know what you'll get called to next!"
|Autos rolls into Shetucket River
August 30, 2012 - This morning as Taftville crews were finishing up with a mutli company
drill at the Lisbon Incinerator with the Yantic and Lisbon Fire Departments crews were
dispatched to the Lisbon Boat Launch on the incinerator road for the report of an
occupied car in the water. video link here WTNH Video
|Taftville assists with Horse Rescue
Aug 29, 2012 - Just after 7pm tonight, The Taftville Fire Company #2 was requested for a
unique rescue. Car-2,20,229,ET-21,Rescue-2 & Squad 2 responded to a local farm to
assist a blind horse who had fallen in a brook and could not get out. With the use of a
back hoe the horse was safely removed and returned to its stable. As Taftville is not as
rural as it used to be, we still have some rural characteristics!
|Taftville engine assists at double fatal Griswold house fire
August 28, 2012 - This morning at 04:21hrs Car-2, 20, & ET-22 responded to a
residential building fire on Tatro Rd in the town of Griswold. The single family home was
well involved when first responders arrived. Taftville crews were initially assigned RIT then
were put to work with handlines. Fire departments on scene were Griswold, Jewett City,
Voluntown,Lisbon, & taftville, then a tanker task force was called since this is in a very
rural area of Griswold with absolutely no water.
|Tower-25 brings lucky kid to 1st day of school
Aug 27, 2012 - On Wednesday August 27 was the 1st day of school for Norwich public
schools and on that day this special student won a contest to get a ride to school on
Tower-25. This is the 2nd year for this event. (Side note - the department was on an
emergency at the time this student needed to be brought to school hence the siren
ringing at the begining of the video) Even with an emergency call in progress, this lucky
student still made to school on time! Link to video
|Taftville participates in 1st Task Force #14 Drill
August 12, 2012 - On august 12th New London County Tanker task Force 14 was
activated for a drill. Car 2 and ET-22 responded along with Units from Lisbon tank 154,
Jewett City Et-156 (fill site) Griswold Et355, Baltic Tank 124, Voluntown Et-353, Franklin
Tank 125, Preston City P-22,and Taftville Et-22 (dump site) 3 portable tanks were set up
on a new subdivision in Lisbon; starting with a 500 Gpm flow for 30 min and then
increasing to 1000 gpm for the next 1.5 hours. The fill site was 2.5 miles away. This was
the first drill of the newly formed Task Force. Pictures to follow. (Special thanks to Joe
Shefer for providing the pictures
|On behalf of the officers and
members of the Taftville Fire
Department our thoughts and
prayers go out to all the
families and friends that were
effected by the Sandy Hook
Elementary School tragedy
|Auto up a pole on RT-97
Oct 20, 2012 - This morning Taftville fire was dispatched to back-to-back auto
accidents. At 09:18am the 1st accident was reported on Rt-97, Car-20 arrived an
reported a auto up a telephone pole. two minor injuries were transported from that
incident. Car-2, ET-21, ET-22 & Rescue-2 responded, while operating at that incident a
2nd accident was reported on South B St, Car-20, ET-22, & Rescue-2 responded to find
a 2 car T-bone. 1 BLS transport and 1 refusal.
|Norwich Ave Basement Fire
November 17, 2012 - This morning at 1:40am, Taftville was dispatched to a outside
smoke investigation on Norwich Ave. Captain Milhomme (Car-29) arrived to find an active
appliance fire in the basement of a 2 family dwelling. A "working fire" was transmitted.
The occupants were evacuated and the fire was quickly extinguished. The building was
ventilated of carbon monoxide and other toxic gases. Luckily the fire was minor and the
occupants were allowed back into their home. No injuries were reported, the cause is
being investigated by the Norwich Fire Marshal. ET-21, Tower-25, ET-22, Yantic RIT,
NPD, AASI, NPU, & Norwich fire marshals office responded.
|FAST to Lisbon House Fire
November 18, 2012 - Early this morning the Taftville F.A.S.T. Team was requested
mutual aid to the town of Lisbon for a reported basement fire. Car 2, car 20 and ET-22
responded. Lisbon crews assisted by Jewett City made a quick knock down and the
mutual aid companies were released within an hour
|Taftville responded to Lisbon Kitchen Fire
December 2, 2012 - This morning at 10:03 hrs, Two (2) engine from Taftville were
requested to a residential kitchen fire on Preston Allen Rd in the town of Lisbon.
Car-2,20,ET-21, & ET-22 responded. Lisbon crews made an aggressive attack and
quickly extinguished a rapidly spreading fire which would of consumed the home if it
would not have been caught in time. Taftville crews were quickly released as Lisbon FD
had a handle on this incident.
|Engine & Rescue on Occum MVA
January 23, 2013 - At 06:58hrs, Occum & Taftville responded to RT-97 @ I-395 for
an auto accident with injuries. Units arrived and found a 2 car head-on with 2
injuries. Occum & Taftville crews treated the injuried and controlled all hazards. 2
patients were transported by American Ambulance. Units that responded
N-4,Sq-4,ET-42, Car-2,20,Rescue-2, ET-22, (2) AASI ambulances and NPD. The
road was reopened by 8am
|Mutual aid to Occum Kitchen Fire
January 22, 2012 - at 20:54hrs tonight, Occum & Taftvile responded to 252 Old
Canterbury turnpike for a kitchen fire. N-40,48,ET-42,Eng-41,
Car-2,20,28,ET-21,22, Sq-2.R-2 responded. There was a small grease fire which
was extinguished. This is te 2nd fire in 4 days at this mobile home park. The
building was ventilated and metered. The Norwich FMO is investigating
|Mutual aid to Occum Dryer Fire
January 18, 2013 - Around noon today, Crews from Occum & Taftville responded
to a dryer fire at 252 Old Canterbury Turnpike. ET-42 & 21 simultaneously to find
smoke emitting from the rear of the residence. A hoseline was stretched, dryer fire
extinguished and home ventilated. No injuries were reported. Units that responded
were N-40,48, Et-42, Eng-41, Squad-4, Car-2,20,28,Et-21 & 22. Fire is under
investigation by the Norwich FMO.
|FAST team assignment to Baltic School fire
January 15, 2013 - Around 10am, Taftville was requested as the 2nd FAST team to
a fire at the Academy of the Holy Family school at 54 West Main St in Baltic. Car-20
& ET-22 responded. The fire was in the walls and once access was gained, the fire
was extinguished. Initials units were Baltic, Occum, Franklin with special calls from
Lebanon Ladder, hosetender, Scotland tower, hosetender, Taftville FAST, Yantic
FAST. No injuries were reported.
|We wish Norwich Police Officer
Jonathan Ley a speedi recovery from his
injuries he received during a standoff
with a armed subject. Officer Ley was