July 7-13

The fire departments responded to a total of 28 calls in last week. These calls included the following: Three separate calls to assist EMS with a motor vehicle accident with injuries, an odor of natural gas in a building, two separate motor vehicle accidents with fluid spill, two separate possible car fires, a request to assist EMS with lifting and removing a patient from a house, two separate fluid spills on a road, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, an investigation of low hanging wires, a car fire, an outside odor of smoke, a natural gas leak, and a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment.

In addition there were 11 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

longhillfd.com

At 09:01 hours on July 9, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Rt. 15 northbound between the exits 48 and 49 to assist EMS with a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The first arriving fire apparatus on scene parked to block off the lane closest to the accident scene. Crews checked the vehicle that was up against the guardrail for any possible hazards. Firefighters remained on scene until the medical crew cleared from the highway.

Once the situation was placed under control, units returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

nicholsfire.com

At 17:22 hours on July 9, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Rt. 25 northbound in the area of exit 9 for a possible car fire. The first arriving fire chief reported that the car was on the right hand shoulder of the highway and that the engine compartment was fully involved. Firefighters pulled a hose line and began to extinguish the fire. Additional units arrived on scene and blocked off the closest lane of the highway for the safety of the crews working. Once the fire was out, firefighters awaited the arrival of the tow truck to remove the car from the highway.

After the call was placed under control, units were released from the highway to return back to their quarters.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

trumbullvfc.com

At 13:23 on July 9, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to the Pequonnock Valley in the area of Tait Road for an odor of smoke. Firefighters arrived on scene and were advised that the odor was about 1.5 miles in on the trail. Firefighters met up with the park ranger and began to investigate the reported area. The crew found a group of people on the trail having a campfire. Firefighters instructed the individuals to extinguish the fire and ensured it was thoroughly out.

Once firefighters made the return trip out of the trail the situation was placed under control. Crews were then released from the scene to return to their stations.