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|Taftville Fire Department
134 Providence St
Taftville Ct 06380
Station - 860-887-6676 Fax 860-887-3909
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|2 Car MVA at Norwich Ave & Providence
March 12, 2016 - At approximately 16:00 Car 20, ET-21, & Rescue 2 responded
to Norwich Ave at Providence St for a 2 car auto accident. Upon arrival 1 pt
needed to be extricated from the vehicle with the "Jaws of Life". All patients
turned over to AASI.
|Mutual Aid assignment to Lisbon for roof fire
February 28, 2016 - Today at approximately 12:08 the company was requested
mutual aid to 82 Blissville Road in the Town of Lisbon for a reported structure
fire. ET-21,22,Tower-25 and Rescue-2 responded. Upon arrival crews found a
fire on the roof of the residence. Crews assisted the Lisbon Fire Department
with suppression and overhaul.
|Car vs Hydrant
February 27, 2016 - At 5:01 this morning Car 2 and ET-21 responded to
Harland Road and Washington Street for a single vehicle accident. The
occupant of the car self extricated and was transported to Backus Hospital.
|Car vs Pole
February 19, 2016 - at approximately 12:15 Car 2, ET-21 and Rescue 2
responded to the area of 136 Hunters Road for the report of a car vs pole. Upon
arrival crews found the the driver had self extricated from the car. The patient
was treated and transported. Crews worked closely with Norwich Police and
Norwich Public Utilities to secure the scene from hazards.
|Taftville gets donated Pet Masks
The Taftville FD with a donation from Shipman's Fire Equipment in Waterford are
now carrying WagN O2 fur life Pet Oxygen Masks on the fire engine. Numerous
times Taftville fireman have rescued family pets from building fires. Some of
these pets were unconscious, barely breathing and suffering from severe smoke
inhalation. Past practice for us was to use infant O2 masks to bring these family
pets back to life. The issue with using infant masks was they would dry out the
animals eyes, possibly causing blindness. Now with these new masks we can
give the family pets the correct amount of oxygen without damaging the eyes. In
the photo below, left is the donated masks, Right, a Taftville fireman rescues a
cat from a house fire on Terrace Ave in October 2015.
|Taftville responds to 8 calls in 4 hours during storm
February 5, 2016 - Taftville members treating one of the injured at the Harland
Rd crash. Again this is our 8th call in 4 hours including a unresponsive infant.
|Taftville to Host 2017 Ct Firefighters Convention
Our Department will be celebrating it's 100th Anniversary in 2017. Along with that, we applied to, and was accepted by, The CT State
Firefighters Association to Host the State Convention and Parade the same year. This will be one of the largest events to come to
Taftville (and Norwich as a whole) in many years. Our committee is working hard on fundraisers and planning of the event. We have
added a convention page to this site and will be updating it regularly. Please click on the link above and check out our fundraisers.
|Tower-25 FAST on US Foods Ammonia Leak
December 29, 2015 - On this snowy, icy morning, Tower-25 operated as a
rescue team at a Ammonia incident with Yantic and East Great Plains at US
|Trucks hits pole on Norwich Ave
November 30, 2015 -at 20:21hrs Taftville was dispatched to an auto vs pole
on Norwich Ave. Units arrived to find a pick up that hit a pole head-on. The
injured were treated and transported to the hospital, the road was closed for 2
hrs so NPU could stabilize the pole. The pole will be replaced tomorrow.
|Car hits parked car and rolls over
November 8th, 2015 -At approximately 00:10 hours this morning the company
was dispatched to the area of 14 South B Street for a motor vehicle accident
with entrapment. Upon arrival crews found one car on its side with the driver still
inside. The patient was extricated and transported to Backus Hospital.
|Two Auto Accidents in 2 hours.
Sept 13, 2015 - At 12:22 Car 2, ET- 21, 22 and the Rescue responded to the area
of 193 Canterbury Turnpike for the report of a car into a house. Units arrived and
found no injuries.
At 13:57 the same units responded to the area of 136 Hunters Road for a
motorcycle accident. Units found an uninjured motorcyclist on scene. Units cleared
and returned to service
|Auto vs Pole
Aug 25, 2015 - At 16:30hrs Taftville was dispatched to Hunters Rd for a auto vs
pole. Car-28, ET-21, Res-2, ET-22 arrived to find a auto vs pole with gas leak and
minor injures. The injuries were treated and leak controlled. Road closed for
|Sheas Lane Garage Fire
Aug 22, 2015 - Car 20, ET-21, ET-22 & Truck 25 with M/A from Occum & Yantic
responded to 29 Shea's Ln for a reported garage fire. Upon Car 20's arrival
reported a working fire, fire was under control in 50 minutes but units were on
scene for 2.5 hrs. Cause is under investigation by the Norwich FMO.
|Dumpster Fire at Riverview Condos
July 3, 2015 - At 1pm today Taftville was dispatched to the condos on Rt 97 for
a dumpster. Car-229, ET-21, ET-22 responded and found a dumpster well
involved in fire that contained hazardous materials and building construction
material. The fire was extinguished with 2000 gallons of water. Run off water
was dike and deverted from storm drains. The cause is undetermined.
|FAST Assignment to Griswold
March 30, 2016 - at 01:40hrs Taftville FAST was assigned to a fully involved
mobile home fire in the Town of Griswold. The home was a total loss. no
injuries were reported.