Aug. 26-31

The fire departments responded to a total of 24 calls in last week. These calls included the following: Two separate motor vehicle accident fluid spills, a report of a burning odor in a kitchen of a residence, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, a motor vehicle accident into a building, a motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole with power wires down, three separate calls to assist EMS on a highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries, a car fire, a call for low hanging utility wires that were struck by a vehicle, a report of a vehicle leaking oil, two separate motor vehicle accidents with possible entrapment, a water leak in a residence causing an electrical hazard in a light fixture, an odor of smoke in a building, a motor vehicle accident rollover, and a request for the fire department to respond with their all terrain vehicle to assist in searching for a missing person.

In addition, there were seven 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 19:03 hours on Aug. 29, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to an Edison Road residence for an activated carbon monoxide alarm, with no reported symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The crew on the first arriving fire apparatus began their investigation by metering the structure for any possible hazards. Firefighters reported that the initial readings on the meter showed no signs of elevated readings. Crews performed a secondary metering to ensure there were no hazards present. Firefighters attributed the cause of the alarm to be a low battery in the detector.

Upon completion of their investigation, crews returned to their quarters back in service.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 17:55 hours on Aug. 29, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Route 8 northbound in the area of exit 11 for a car fire. The first arriving fire chief on scene reported there was a van on the side of the highway with no visible smoke or fire showing. Crews investigated and found that the fire had been extinguished by a passer by. Firefighters overhauled and wet down the burned area of the van. Crews stood by on the highway providing a safety zone until the tow truck removed the vehicle from the side of the highway.

Firefighters then cleared the highway and returned back to their quarters.

Trumbull Center Fire Department

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At 10:05 on Aug. 26, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Reservoir Avenue for a reported motor vehicle accident rollover. The first arriving fire chief on scene confirmed the initial report of the accident of a car on its side. Firefighters checked the vehicle to ensure all of the occupants were out. Crews applied Speedy Dry on the roadway to a fluid spill from the overturned vehicle. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill. Firefighters stood by until the tow truck arrived on scene to upright and remove the vehicle from the roadway.

Once the situation was placed under control crews were released to return back to their stations.