July 28-Aug. 3

The fire departments responded to a total of 13 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A a motor vehicle accident rollover with entrapment, an odor investigation in a house, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, two separate calls to request to assist EMS on the highway at a motor vehicle accident with injuries, power wires down, and a report of smoke in the area.

In addition there were six 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 20:25 hours on July 31, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to a Fitch’s Pass residence for an activated carbon monoxide alarm with no symptoms. Firefighters arrived on scene and began to meter the structure to check for any elevated readings or hazards in the house. Firefighters performed a secondary metering of the house with an additional meter and found no hazards present. Crews narrowed the cause of the activated alarm to a low battery in the detector.

Firefighters were released from the scene once the situation was placed under control.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 11:06 hours on Aug 2., the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Huntington Road residence for a report of an odor in the basement of a structure. Firefighters arrived on scene and began to check the house for any hazards. Crews investigated the structure by metering the house on all levels. Firefighters checked the basement with a thermal imaging camera and a multi gas meter but were unable to find the source of the odor. Crews advised the homeowner to naturally ventilate the house and if the odor comes back to re-notify the fire department to respond back out.

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

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 17:12 on Aug. 2, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to Route 25 northbound, north of exit 9 for a motor vehicle accident rollover with entrapment. The first arriving fire apparatus reported a car that had rolled over and was back on its wheels with two people trapped inside. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to gain access to the trapped occupants. Once access was gained medical personnel on scene began to treat and then transport the injured parties.

Firefighters remained on scene until the vehicle was removed from the highway by the tow truck. Upon completion of this crews were released and cleared from the scene to return back to their stations.