April 7-13

The fire departments responded to a total of 20 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A reported car fire, a possible flooding problem in a house from a blown water heater, power wires down, an odor investigation in a house, a request to investigate a problem with a smoke detector, smoldering mulch, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a brush fire, a reported illegal burn, a water problem with a possible electrical hazard in a house, a motor vehicle accident with entrapment, a motor vehicle accident involving a light pole, two separate small mulch fires, a motor vehicle accident rollover with entrapment, and a gasoline spill.

In addition there were three 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 11:49 hours on April 7, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Edison Road in the area of Melrose Avenue, for a reported motor vehicle accident rollover. The first arriving fire chief reported a car on its side up against a tree. Crews reported there was one person trapped in the overturned vehicle. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to cut and roll the roof of the vehicle to gain access to the trapped occupant. Firefighters stood by on scene while the tow truck up righted and removed the vehicle.

Once the situation was placed under control by the incident commander, crews were released and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 15:28 hours on April 7, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Hawley Lane for a reported mulch fire. Crews arrived on scene and found a 3’x3’ area of mulch on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire and wet down the area. Firefighters were later called back to this location for a mulch fire about 15 feet away from the previous one. Crews again extinguished the fire and thoroughly wet down the area.

Once complete, crews were then released from the scene to return to their stations.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 22:41 on April 7, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Route 25 northbound prior to exit 7 for a motor vehicle accident involving a light pole. The first arriving fire chief on scene reported he was on scene with the State Police reporting one car into a guardrail. After investigating the scene of the accident, it was determined there was nothing the fire department could do. The scene was left in the hands of the state troopers.

Crews were then released from the highway to return to their stations.