Nov. 10-16

The fire departments responded to a total of 20 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident with possible extrication, three separate possible illegal burns, a stove fire, a motor vehicle accident with smoke coming from the car, an unknown type of fire outside, a motor vehicle accident involving a tree, an odor of natural gas, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a request for manpower to check a flooding condition, a pellet stove malfunction, an oven fire reported to be out, and three separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms.

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

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

Long Hill Fire Department

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At 23:39 hours on Nov. 12, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Madison Avenue to investigate a report of flooding conditions in the roadway. Firefighters arrived on scene and found high levels of water on multiple streets. Crews checked multiple houses for any possible hazards from the rising water levels. Firefighters, assisted by town highway workers, pulled storm grate covers off that were getting clogged by leaves and not draining properly. Crews from the water company had to shut off water to the area so the water main break could be found and repaired. Crews were on scene for an extended period throughout the night monitoring the situation.

After more than three hours, the water levels receded and the situation was placed under control. The area was closed off until the water main break could be repaired by the water company. Units were released to return back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 19:01 on Nov. 13, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Coral Drive residence for a reported activated carbon monoxide alarm with no symptoms. Crews arrived on scene and began to investigate the situation by metering the structure. Firefighters were checking for any possible hazards or elevated readings. Crews performed multiple checks and found no elevated readings of carbon monoxide in the structure and attributed the activation to a faulty detector.

Crews were released from the scene to return back in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 20:21 on Nov. 16, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to White Plains Road in the area of the Route 25 entrance for a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment. The first arriving fire chief reported there was a two, possibly three-car accident with heavy front end damage to one of the vehicles. Firefighters checked the cars for possible entrapment and reported back there was none. Crews blocked off the area providing a safe work zone for the medical personnel on scene. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of a fluid spill on the roadway from the accident.

Once all of the vehicles were removed from the scene by tow trucks, crews were released and returned back to quarters.