April 13-19

The fire departments responded to a total of 33 calls in the last week. These calls included the following: A disabled motor vehicle in a car wash, a brush fire, an outside unknown type fire, an unauthorized fire, smoke coming from a self cleaning oven, a motor vehicle accident rollover, an investigation of a report of water coming from a house, an electrical odor in a commercial retail space, two separate elevator entrapments, vehicle leaking fuel, furnace problem, possible problem with an oven, a mulch fire, a person entangled in a piece of machinery, motor vehicle accident with entrapment, a request to assist EMS at a motor vehicle accident with injuries, station coverage for the town of Monroe, an odor of natural gas in a residence, a camp fire in the woods, a motor vehicle accident involving a fence, and a motor vehicle accident fluid spill.

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

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At 13:50 hours on April 14, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Main Street near Birdsall Avenue for a reported motor vehicle accident into a fence. The first arriving fire officer reported a pickup truck had gone through a fence and was down the embankment. Crews checked that there was no one trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters stood by until a heavy duty wrecker could arrive on scene. The tow truck operator had to lift the pickup truck up and rotate the wreckage so it could be loaded on a flat bed and removed. Firefighters checked for any fluids that could have leaked form the damaged vehicle.

Once the removal was completed, crews were released from the scene.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 07:32 on April 16, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Route 8 south bound on the ramp of exit 10 for a request to assist EMS at a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Firefighters arrived on the ramp and did not see an accident. Crews checked the surrounding area including Route 15 both north and south. The location of the accident ended up being in Shelton and Shelton Fire Department was already on scene.

With that information the Nichols units returned back to their stations in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 14:36 on April 16, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to the rear of the Agri-Science School on Daniels Farm Road for a report of a person trapped in a piece of machinery. The first arriving fire officer reported a person was entrapped in a street sweeper. Firefighters used a hand held hydraulic tool and a halligan bar to force and pry the area around the patients arm to create space that allowed him to free his arm. Once disentangled, the medical personnel on scene provided patient care.

Crews were released from the scene and returned to their quarters.