Sept. 29-Oct. 5

The fire departments responded to a total of 27 calls in last week. These calls included the following: An odor of candles burning in a house, two separate motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a camper fire, a car fire, two separate requests to assist EMS on the highway at an motor vehicle accident with injuries, a motor vehicle accident rollover, a request to respond to the Town of Easton for a smoke condition in a house, two separate calls to assist EMS with removing a patient from a house, three separate motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole, an investigation of a report of an explosion in the area, and an unknown odor in a house, and two separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms.

In addition there were nine 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 02:34 hours on Oct. 5, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Woodhaven Drive for a report of a car fire. The first arriving fire chief reported a fully involved car fire and a brush fire too. Firefighters extinguished the car fire and wet down the area of the brush fire. Crews overhauled the vehicle to ensure the fire was completely out. Firefighters remained on scene until the burned vehicle was removed from the scene.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews returned to their quarters back in service.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 14:05 on Oct. 5, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Rennison Road residence for a reported camper fire in the rear of the property. The first arriving fire chief reported that a towable camper had a fire in it and was reported to now be out. Firefighters arrived and checked the camper with a thermal imaging camera to ensure the fire was out and that there were no hidden hot spots.

Once the situation was placed under control the crews were released from the scene and returned back to their quarters.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 17:53 on Oct. 4, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Daniels Farm Road in the area of Skytop Drive for a motor vehicle accident rollover. As firefighters where responding crews were updated that there was an occupant trapped in the vehicle. The first fire apparatus on scene reported a car on its side down an embankment. Firefighters gained access to the overturned vehicle and also reported a fluid spill from the accident. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the fluid spill. After the cars occupant was safely removed, crews stood by on scene until the tow truck could up right and remove the vehicle. Crews reported the guard rail was also damaged from the accident.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews cleared the scene and returned back to their quarters.