June 2-8

The fire departments responded to a total of 17 calls in last week. These calls included the following: Three separate calls to assist EMS for a motor vehicle accident with injuries on the highway, power wires down, a motor vehicle accident rollover, a large bon fire, possible car fire, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a report of smoke in the basement of a residence, and a gasoline spill.

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 07:13 hours on June 3, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to a Monroe Turnpike gas station for a reported gasoline spill at one of the pumps. As fire units responded, they were updated that a person had driven off while still having the gas pump nozzle in the vehicle. Firefighters arrived on scene and the gas station attendant had already applied speedy dry to the fuel spill. Crews advised that around one gallon of fuel had spilled before the disconnect feature on the gas pump shut off the flow of fuel. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill.

Once the situation was placed under control, firefighters returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 07:17 hours on June 5, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Route 8 north bound at exit 11 for a motor vehicle accident rollover. As units responded they were advised that Shelton Fire Department was also en route due to conflicting location reports. The first arriving Nichols Fire Department unit reported that Shelton Fire Department was already on scene and that the Nichols Fire Department unit was providing lane closure and scene safety for the crews. Firefighters stood by on scene until the overturned vehicle was removed form the highway.

Once complete, crews were released to return back to their quarters in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 14:56 on June 7, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Lincoln Street for a report of power wires down. The first arriving fire officer reported a secondary power wire down. Firefighters secured the area and awaited the arrival of the power company. Upon arrival of the utility company crews placed the situation under control.

Once complete, units were then released from the scene to return to their quarters.