March 30-April 4

The fire departments responded to a total of 19 calls in the last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident fluid spill, two separate reports of smoke in the area, a possible illegal burn, a motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole with wires down, an odor of gas in a building, a brush fire, mutual aid to the town of Torrington for foam for a large warehouse fire, two separate requests to assist EMS on the highway at a motor vehicle accident with injuries, a car fire, an investigation of a leaking fire hydrant, a motor vehicle accident involving a tree, a stove fire reported to be out, and a carbon monoxide alarm activation 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 23:25 hours on April 2, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to a Soundview Avenue residence for an activated carbon monoxide alarm with no symptoms. Firefighters arrived on scene and began their investigation. Crews used meters to check for possible elevated readings of carbon monoxide. Firefighters checked the structure thoroughly with two meters and found no hazards. Crews attributed the alarm to a faulty detector and advised the home owner to replace it.

Once the situation was placed under control crews were released from the scene.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 21:52 on April 4, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Shelton Road in the area of Golden Hill for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole with power wires down. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the initial dispatch and reported the cars occupants were out of the vehicle. Firefighters established a safety zone and blocked of the roadway to traffic until the power company could arrive on scene. Once the power was disconnected by the power company the vehicle was removed by the tow truck.

Once the hazard was removed from the situation, firefighters were released from the scene to return to quarters. The power company remained overnight to install a new utility pole.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 12:00 on April 1, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to White Plains Road in the area of Reservoir Avenue for a report of a possible car fire. The first arriving fire apparatus reported back that there was no visible smoke or flames. Firefighters found during their investigation that a coolant hose had let go and caused a steam condition under the hood that was mistaken for smoke.

Once the investigation was complete and there was no further need for the fire departments assistance crews returned to their quarters.