Sept. 22-28

The fire departments responded to a total of 21 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A possible brush fire, two separate motor vehicle accidents with fluid spills, a request to assist EMS with lifting and removing a patient from a house, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a call to assist EMS at a motorcycle accident with injuries, a report of heavy smoke coming from a chimney, an unknown type of a fluid spill on the roadway, a furnace problem, a motor vehicle accident with the car into the woods, 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 19:36 hours on Sept. 22, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Main Street in the area of Route 15 for a motor vehicle accident with a report of the vehicle into the woods. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the initial dispatch and stated the car was over 100 feet into the woods. Firefighters checked the car for any possible entrapment and hazards. Crews had to use chain saws to cut down trees and brush so the vehicle could be removed from the woods. Crews reported a fluid spill that had come from the vehicle. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill.

Crews stood by on scene until the vehicle was removed from the woods and towed away. Upon completion, crews returned to their quarters.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 14:21 on Sept. 25, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Shelton Road residence for a report of heavy black smoke coming from the chimney. The first arriving fire apparatus reported a haze of smoke in the area. As crews made entry to the structure they confirmed the initial dispatch of the heavy black smoke present. Firefighters found the furnace to the house had backfired and was running improperly. Crews shut off the furnace and the smoke condition ceased. Firefighters checked the house for possible elevated reading of carbon monoxide. Crews advised the home owner to have the appliance serviced prior to using it again.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews returned to service.

Trumbull Center Fire Department

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At 07:22 on Sept. 26, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to Strobel Road for a motor vehicle accident fluid spill. The first arriving fire apparatus reported a two-car motor vehicle accident with a large amount of fluids on the ground. Firefighters applied speedy dry to the roadway to absorb the fluids on the road. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill. Crews remained on scene until the tow trucks could remove the cars from the accident scene.

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