Feb. 16-22

The fire departments responded to a total of 16 calls in the last week. These calls included the following: Two separate motor vehicle accident rollovers, a request to assist EMS on the highway at a motor vehicle accident with injuries, a burning odor inside a house, mutual aid to the Town of Easton, two separate calls for a power wires down, an odor of natural gas in a commercial building, two separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms, a structure fire, and an odor of natural gas in a residence.

In addition there were four 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 01:05 hours on Feb. 22, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Route 15 north bound at exit 49S for a request to assist Trumbull EMS at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The first arriving fire apparatus pulled up on scene and blocked off a lane of traffic on the highway creating a safe work zone for the crews. Firefighters stood by on scene while the medical crews tended to the patients in the vehicle.

Once the ambulance left the scene of the accident the fire department operations were complete. Crews were released from the highway and returned to service.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 02:44 on Feb. 18, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center and the Long Hill Fire Departments, responded to an Oldfield Road residence for a reported structure fire. The first arriving fire chief reported smoke coming from the front of the house as he pulled up on scene. Crews made an interior investigation and found that a bathroom in the rear of the house had caught fire, but appeared to have been out. Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to check for hot spots and possible hidden fire. The fire marshals office and the building inspector were called to the scene to perform their investigation.

Once the incident commander placed the situation under control, crews picked up the equipment used on scene to get the apparatus back in service. Once the firefighters repacked their hose lines they were released form the scene and returned back to their quarters.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 11:34 on Feb. 19, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Putting Green Road for a report of wires down. The first arriving fire chief reported back that a large moving truck had come in contact with the utility wires causing them to come down. Firefighters reported back that it was phone and cable wires that were taken down.

The utility companies were notified of the call and would send crews out to correct the situation. At that point, fire department operations were complete and the units were placed in service and returned back to their stations.