May 26-June 1

The fire departments responded to a total of 16 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident involving a guardrail, a gas powered pool heater on fire, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a smoke condition in the basement of a house, a motor vehicle accident with smoke coming from the car, an unknown type of alarm sounding, a tree down with power wires entangled in it, motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment, a possible car fire, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, an odor of natural gas in a residence, and a request to assist the police department with a residential lockout.

In addition there were four 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 16:48 hours on May 31, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Wendover Road residence for a reported fire in a natural gas powered pool heater. The first arriving fire officer on scene found a small fire on top of the heater unit. The fuel source was shut off to the heater and the fire went out. It was determined there was a nest inside of the heater and when the unit was started up, the nest ignited. Crews advised the homeowner to have the appliance serviced prior to using it again.

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

Nichols Fire Department

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At 17:27 hours on June 1, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Route 8 south bound in the area of exit 8 for a reported motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment. The first arriving fire chief reported one vehicle on its roof and began to investigate the accident scene. Crews checked the car for trapped occupants. It was determined that everyone was out of the overturned vehicle. Crews later were advised of another accident that was further down the highway that was down the embankment. Firefighters checked this accident scene and provided lane blocking while medical personnel attended to the driver. Crews stood by on the highway until the scene was turned over to the Conn. State Police to conduct their investigation.

Crews were then released to return back to their quarters in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 20:16 on May 27, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to an Aspen Lane residence for a reported odor of natural gas in the house. Firefighters arrived on scene and began to meter the structure to check for hazards. Crews found no elevated readings present but did have an odor present in the structure. The incident commander requested the gas company be notified and respond to investigate the odor. Upon arrival of the gas company, the scene was turned over to the gas company rep and the situation was placed under control.

Crews were then released from the scene to return to their quarters.