Dec. 8-14

The fire departments responded to a total of 22 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A report of smoke in a house, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, an elevator entrapment, a motor vehicle accident involving a car into a bridge, smoke in a boiler room, check a problem with a vent pipe on a furnace, a car fire, a motor vehicle accident involving a tree, a motor vehicle accident rollover with a person trapped, two separate calls for station coverage to the Town of Monroe, report of smoke coming from a house, smoke in a house from a fireplace, and two separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms.

In addition there were seven fire alarms that turned out to be unintentional activations, and alarm malfunctions.

For information about the volunteer fire departments, visit each department’s website.

For information about becoming a volunteer, call 203-459-0159.

Long Hill Fire Department

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At 09:18 hours on Dec. 10, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Whitney Avenue, in the area of Indian Park Road, for a reported motor vehicle accident rollover. The first arriving fire chief reported that there was a single vehicle on its roof over the guard rail with a person trapped inside. At this point Trumbull Center Fire Department was added to the call for assistance. Crews had to stabilize the overturned vehicle before they could attempt to gain access to its trapped occupant. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to pry and cut off the door of the vehicle. Crews assisted the medical personnel on scene with removing the patient from the car. Fire department crews stood by on scene until the vehicle could be uprighted and removed from the accident scene.

Once operations were complete, units cleared and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 16:06 on Dec. 13, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Nichols Avenue in the area of the Route 8 bridge for a reported motor vehicle accident fluid spill. The first arriving fire apparatus reported a two car accident and began their investigation. Crews found a small fluid spill on the roadway and applied speedy dry to absorb the spill. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill. Firefighters stood by on scene until the tow truck could remove the damaged vehicle from the accident scene.

Once the roadway was cleared of the accident debris, units were released to return back in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 23:18 on Dec. 14, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to a Gibson Avenue residence for an activated carbon monoxide alarm with no symptoms. Firefighters arrived on scene and began to investigate the situation. Firefighters used meters to check the house for any elevated readings or hazards that may be present. Firefighters thoroughly checked the structure and found that the cause of the alarm was due to a low battery in the detector. Crews advised the occupant to replace the battery with a new one to ensure the detector would be working properly.

Once the firefighter’s investigation was completed, the crews were released and returned back to their quarters.