Oct. 13-19

The fire departments responded to a total of 19 calls in last week. These calls included the following: Three separate requests to assist EMS on the highway at a motor vehicle accident with injuries, an odor of natural gas in a residence, a request to respond to the town of Shelton to assist at a brush fire, two separate motor vehicle accidents with fluid spills, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, a request to assist EMS with lifting a patient, check a problem with a light, an oven fire, and a motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole.

In addition there were six 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 01:58 hours on Oct. 13, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Blackhouse Road for a motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the initial dispatch and reported there was no entrapment of the car’s occupants. Crews stood by on scene until the vehicle could be removed from the pole by the tow truck. It was reported to the utility company that the pole was damaged at the base and that it needed repair.

Upon the completion of the fire departments operations, crews were released to return back in service.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 15:01 on Oct. 19, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Rouge 15 southbound in the area of exit 52 for a request to assist EMS at a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The first arriving fire chief reported a three car accident and was continuing to investigate. Firefighters used their apparatus to block off a lane of traffic to create a safety zone for the medical personnel to work. During the investigation, crews reported a fluid spill from one of the vehicles involved in the accident. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was also notified of the spill.

Once the situation on the highway was placed under control, crews were released to return back to quarters.

Trumbull Center Fire Department

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At 14:32 on Oct. 14, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Long Hill Fire Department, responded to a Country Lane residence for a reported oven fire. The crew on the first arriving fire apparatus began their investigation and reported no signs of smoke or fire. Crews disconnected power to the appliance and checked for any possible hidden fire around and in the oven. Firefighters advised the homeowner to not use the oven until it is serviced or replaced.

Upon completion of the firefighters investigation, the situation was placed under control and units cleared from the location to return back to quarters.