April 28-May 4

The fire departments responded to a total of 18 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole, a request to assist EMS at a motor vehicle accident with injuries, an unknown type of fire, a mulch fire, station coverage for the Town of Shelton, a motor vehicle accident involving a tree, two separate reported odors of smoke in a house, an investigation for a problem with a dryer, a gasoline spill, an oven fire, and a report of low hanging power wires.

In addition there were six 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 00:45 hours on May 4, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Route 15 northbound prior to exit 44S to assist EMS at a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The first arriving fire apparatus on scene reported that multiple police and EMS personal were already on scene. Firefighters used their fire apparatus to provide a safe working area for the crews by positioning the trucks in the travel lane behind the accident. Firefighters stood by on scene until the medical crews cleared from the accident.

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

Nichols Fire Department

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At 10:36 hours on May 3, the Nichols Fire Department responded to the Town of Shelton to the Huntington Fire Company for station stand by. Nichols firefighters responded with a crew to man the Huntington station while firefighters from Shelton extinguished a house fire. The Nichols crew responded to an automatic fire alarm while performing the station coverage that turned out to have been caused by smoke from cooking. Once the crews from Shelton Fire Department cleared, the scene of the structure fire they were then released and returned back to there stations.

The Nichols crew was then released to return to back to town in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 10:12 on April 30, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols and Long Hill Fire Departments, responded to an Algonquin Trail residence for an odor of smoke in the structure. Firefighters arrived on scene and began their investigation. Crews were able to narrow down the cause of the odor to have come from burnt food. Firefighters naturally ventilated the residence to aid in removing any residual smoke.

Once the investigation was complete, crews were then released from the scene to return to their quarters.