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Taftville Fire Department
134 Providence St
Taftville Ct 06380
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Auto vs Building
August 16. 2014 -  At approximately 8am Car 2, ET-21 and Rescue 2 responded to the report of a car vs
building. Upon arrival crews found the driver still in the vehicle. The vehicle was stabilized, the driver then
exited the vehicle. Due to the position of the car, the layout of the ground, the patient was secured to a stair
chair and extricated from the hole. American transported the patient. Norwich PD is investigating.
Kitchen Fire on Nashua St
August 13. 2014 -   At 18:06hrs Norwich 911 received numerous calls for a working kitchen fire at 36
Nashua St in Occum. Occum, Taftville and Baltic all responded and found the living room on fire, crews
knocked the fire down with in 20 minutes. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Mobile Home Fire in Oakland Heights
July 8. 2014 -  At 12:37hrs Taftville was alerted to a trailer fire at Oakland Heights senior park. At
12:41hrs dispatch activated the working fire protocol. ET-21 arrived under the command of Lt Marciano to
find dark,smokey smoulding fire in the living room area. Crews vented, forces entry and extinguished the
fire. A tremendous amount of heat was added to the fire when the furnace kicked from fire. Aid from Eng2
and East Great Plains tanker due to the water supply being over 2000 ft away. A cat was rescued and
CPR was performed but the cat succumb to its injuries. Cause is under investigation.
Commercial Garage fire in Griswold
May 4. 2014 -  At 03:13hrs Taftville was alerted for their RIT team for a commercial building fire in the
town of Griswold. Car-2,20, & ET-22 responded. Upon arrival the building was completely destroyed by
fire, due to late notification to the FD of the fire. 1 passerby called 911 to report the fire. Once on scene
Taftville was re-assigned to water supply and filled 6 tankers with 24,000 gallons of water to fight the fire.
3rd Alarm House fire on Washington St
April 13 2014 - At 8:19hrs after just returning from a EMS call, Taftville was dispatched on a 2nd Alarm
assignment to 218 Washington St in the city for a building fire with people trapped. Car-2, 28, ET-21,&
Tower-25 responded immediately with 10 personnel, upon arrival where put to work. ET-21's crew
conducted primary searches on the 1st & 2nd floor, removing an occupant on the #1 floor. The quickly
consumed the queen anne building. Evacuations tones were transmitted, all firefighters exited the building,
defensive operations commenced with Tower-25 using its big guns on the bucket to knocked down heavy
fire. After the knock down, 21's crew returned to the 3rd floor opening up walls/ceiling to find hidden
pockets of fire. 1 Taftville firefighter fell in a hole in the basement and luckily was not injuried! The cause is
under investigation
Tower 25 to arson fire in Griswold
April 5. 2014 -  At 00:15hrs Tower 25 was assigned to working building fire in Jewett City. The building
was a vacant 2 1/2 story farmhouse on Hopeville rd with heavy fire in the rear on arrival. Tower 25 crew
provided manpower to open walls and find hidden pockets of fire. Crews worked for 2 hours to completely
extinguish the fire. ET-22 provides station cover at the Jewett City Fire Department during this incident.
Bedroom Fire on Railroad Ave
January 25. 2014 - At 11:52hrs, The Occum FD along with assistance from Taftville was dispatched
to 28 Railroad Ave for a building fire. After numerous 911 calls and N-48 comfirming a fire, additional
assistance from Baltic and RIT team from Yantic was assigned to the alarm. Crews found a fire in the
2nd floor bedroom that was extending into the attic. Crews made a quick attack, opened walls to stop
the fire from accessing the attic.  The Norwich FMO is investigating.
Bobcat Tractor fire on RT-97
August 13. 2014 -   At 18:06hrs Norwich 911 received numerous calls for a working kitchen fire at 36
Nashua St in Occum. Occum, Taftville and Baltic all responded and found the living room on fire, crews
knocked the fire down with in 20 minutes. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Motorcycle accident
Sept 30, 2014 -  At 21:33hrs  Car 2, 20, ET-22 and Rescue 2 responded to a motorcycle accident with
serious injuries. Upon arrival crews found the driver still in the vehicle. The vehicle was stabilized, the
driver then exited the vehicle. Due to the position of the car, the layout of the ground, the patient was
secured to a stair chair and extricated from the hole. American transported the patient. Norwich PD is
investigating.
Early Morning building fire
Sept 19. 2014 - At 03:23hrs Taftville was alerted to a structure fire with one female possibly still inside at the
Little Valley Mobile home park on Mohegan Park Rd. Car-2 arrived to find one home 80% involved and the
fire extending to a 2nd home. The 1st due engine ET--21 laid 400 ft of supply hose from the hydrant to the
home and began fire attack to confine the fire. Additional engines from Occum and Yantic also responded.
All occupants safely escaped . No injuries were reported.
2nd building fire in past 15 hours
Sept 19, 2014 -  For the 2nd time today Taftville was back in the Little Valley Trailer Park for a trailer
fire 4 trailers up from this mornings fire. Units arrived to find this home 25% involved and a van fully
involved. Crews attack both fire and had the fire under control in 45 minutes.  Norwich FMO is
investigating.
Tanker Strike team to Lebanon House fire

Feb 26, 2015 - At 09:12hrs, Taftville was dispatched as a county strike team to assist the Lebanon
FD at a house fire on Williams Crossing Rd off RT-32 by the old mushroom farm. The county strike
team consists of a numbers of tankers and support engines from around the county to provide
water for rural house fires.
Tower-25 on Lisbon Roof Rescue
Feb 23, 2015 - At 10 am this morning, Tower-25 assisted Jewett City Ladder-156 and the Lisbon
FD with a person who fell ill on the roof of the Lisbon Home Depot and went into cardiac arrest.
CPR was 1st performed by a CSP trooper, then Lisbon FD personnel who administered a
defibrillator shock then placed the LUCAS CPR device on the patient. The patient was packaged,
loaded on to the tower ladder bucket and lowered to the ambulance stretcher. A very valiant effort
was put forth by the CSP, Lisbon FD, Jewett City-156, Taftville Tower-25, and American medic
crews. We are unsure of the outcome of this call but we send our thoughts and prayers to the victim
and their family.
Box Truck Fire at Bob's Warehouse
Feb 21, 2015 - At 07:55hrs Taftville was dispatched in -4 degree weather to a box truck fire in the
loading dock at Bob's warehouse. Car28, ET-22,Tower25 responded and found a box truck well
involved. Extension into the building was reported but 25's crew confirmed no extension while 22
attacked the fire. ET-21 had a mechanical issue so an Occum engine was added to assignment.
Photo by Joe Shefer
Attic Fire
January 3, 2015 - Taftville's 1st building fire of the year came on this day At 9 pm Taftville was
dispatched to an attic fire at 10 Maennerchor Ave. Crews arrived on scene to find an active attic
fire with a report of 1 occupant still in the building. Engine 21's crews stretched to the fire room
while Tower 25's crews conducted a primary search. The occupant was found safely outside and
the fire was quickly extinguished in about 15 minutes. No injuries reported.
FAST team assignment to Griswold Garage Fire
November 21, 2015 - For the 2nd time today in as many hours our RIT was assigned to a 1st
alarm garage fire in the town of Griswold. This was the 2nd of 3 fires today in New London
County. We ask that everyone use fire safety during this cold snap and our condolences to those
who have lost property today
FAST team assignment to Scotland House fire
November 21, 2015 - Busy Mid-morning for TFD. at 09:18hrs, our RIT team was requested as part
of a 2nd alarm assignment house fire in Scotland on Kemp Rd at the Hampton townline. Yes I wrote
the "Hampton townline!" We were to join up with the Willimantic FD RIT once on scene but by the time
we drove the 30 minutes to the scene, the fire had been knocked down and our services were not
needed. While the RIT was in Scotland we had back to back EMS calls for a unresposive person and
a cardiac emergency. All calls were handled with 14 certified members.
Mutual Aid to Lisbon House fire
November 5, 2014 - at around 4 am Taftville was dispatched auto aid to Lisbon for a house fire.  
upon arrival the vacant house was 75% involved in fire. exterior attack was started from the ground
and by ladders.  Water was shuttles by a tanker task force.