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Taftville Fire Department
134 Providence St
Taftville Ct 06380
Station - 860-887-6676 Fax 860-887-3909
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
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.
Norwich Ave 2nd Alarm Building Fire

May 22, 2013 - Just before midnight Norwich PD received numerous 911 calss
reporting a building fire at 490 Norwich Ave.  Captain Todd MIlhomme arrived to
find fire venting out the rear of a 6 family apartment building. Crews arrived and
went right to work stretching hoselines and laddering the building to provide
ventilation.  Assistance for Ocum, Yantic, City of Norwich, Lisbon & Mohegan
Tribal FAST team.
ET-21 to Boswell Ave fire

June 5, 2013 - At 17:12hrs Taftville was alerted to assist City of Norwich
firefighters with a house fire at 367 Boswell Ave. Car-2, Car-329, ET-21 went into
the scene and was put to work on numerous tasks. Crews worked for about 2
hours. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Truck vs Pedestrian on Merchants Ave

June 3, 2013 - At 10:30hrs this AM after a strong rain band was pouring down on
the village of Taftville, Taftville Fire was alerted to an auto vs pedstrian with 1
victim in the road unresponsive. Car-20, Squad-2, Norwich PD & American medics
responded. Units arrived to find it to be as dispatched. Taftville FD EMTS
provided emergency medical care and stabilized the patient until the arrival of the
medic crew. The accident is under investigation by Norwich PD. .
Dumpster Fire at Riverview Condos

April 21, 2013 -
Today at 16:16hrs Taftville was alerted to a dumpster fire at the construction site
of the Riverview condos on Rt-97. Car-2,20,28, ET-21, & Et-22 responded and
found a dumpster with construction debris, hazmat canisters and other debris on
fire. the fire was extinguished with water and foam. The cause is undetermined.
Dumpster fires are very hazardous to fire fighters as you just never know what
they contain. they could have tires, dangerous canisters, propane tanks, or gas
cans mixed in with normal debris.
Taftville firefighters assist on Occum Motorcycle accident

April  21, 2013 -.Just before 12pm today, Occum & Taftville crews were
dispatched to a motorcycle accident on I-395 NB at Exit-83. Two (2) Taftvile
members came across this accident just after it happened and rendered medical
aid to an unconscious, barely breathing operator. After rendered important
medical treatment the patient began breathing and regained consciousness by
the time medics arrived. All the victims were transported by American medics to
Backus while CSP is investigating. The photo was taken by a passerby and
passed onto us. The photo shows ET-21's & some Rescue-2 members crew with
the 2 passing Taftville members treating the victim.
Dryer fire on Taftville-Occum Rd

April 2, 2013 - Just before 16:00hrs, Taftville was alerted to a dryer fire on
Taftville-Occum Rd. Dep Chief Tom Jencks (Car-20) arrived with light smoke from
a 2 story taxpayer. Upon investigation he found active fire in the dryer. ET-21
stretched a handline and extinguished the fire while Tower-25 assisted in
ventilation. Norwich FMO is investigating
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Fire at Kelly Middle School

March 4, 2013 -This morning at 02:38hrs, Taftville was alerted to a fire alarm at
Kelly middle School. Upon arrival crews found moderate smoke and heat condition
in the west wing with a sprinkler flow. Extra enignes form yantic to scene while
ET-22 hooked into the FDC for sprinkler supoort. Crews located the fire in a
science classroom. The building was ventilated and the fire extingushed. The
smoke and water damage is estimated to be in the hundred thousands. There will
no school today while cleaning crews clean up the mess. The cause is under
invetsigation by the Norwich FMO
Rescue-2 to I-395 Extrication

December 16, 2013 - At 13:00hrs Taftville Car-20,28, & Rescue-2 responded to
I-395 at exit-83 in Lisbon for a rollover with extrication. Taftville assisted crews
from Lisbon FD, American Medic, Griswold Ambulance, Lifestar helicopter, &
Occum FD. Once on scene Rescue-2 crew assessed the scene, stabilized the
truck with paratech struts and worked jointly with Lisbon crews to extricate the
victim and bring them to the awaiting lifestar helicopter. It appears the truck lost
control on the bridge on the northbound side, went through the guardrail into the
southbound side and rolled onto it roof trapping the driver. Upon completing
extrication, the patient was loaded into Lifestar and taken to a trauma center. In
this photo the victim had been extricated and you can see lifestar starting to land
on the highway in the background.CSP are investigating.
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