Feb. 10-16

The fire departments responded to a total of 35 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole, smoke in a building, two separate motor vehicle accident rollovers, four separate reports of an odor of natural gas in a residence, a report of a car accident involving a stop sign, three separate calls for an outside odor of natural gas, four separate carbon monoxide alarms with no symptoms, an unknown type odor in a building, three separate public assist calls to check a clogged vent pipe, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with symptoms, an unknown type of alarm sounding, a request to assist the Office off Emergency Management, an unknown type odor in a house, and two separate requests to assist EMS.

In addition there were nine fire alarms that turned out to be unintentional activations, and alarm malfunctions.

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For information about becoming a volunteer, call 203-459-0159.

Long Hill Fire Department

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At 07:28 hours on Feb. 15, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Rt. 15 northbound in the area of exit 49N for a motor vehicle accident rollover. The first arriving fire chief reported a truck was on its roof with another car on the entrance ramp that was also involved in the accident. Firefighters checked the overturned vehicle for possible trapped occupants. Crews also checked for any hazards coming from the vehicles. Crews stood by on scene providing a safety zone until the State Police could arrive and make arrangements to have the vehicle uprighted and removed from the highway.

Once the scene was clear, units were released from the scene and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 12:57 hours on Feb. 11, the Nichols Fire Department responded to a Rollingwood Drive residence for an activated carbon monoxide alarm. Firefighters arrived on scene and began to meter the house for any possible hazards. Crews found elevated readings of carbon monoxide in the structure. Firefighters attempted to narrow down the source that was causing the elevated readings of carbon monoxide. After investigating the structure it was determined the cause of the alarm activation was due to a vehicle that had recently been running in the garage. Firefighters ventilated the house and re-metered to check for possible additional hazards.

Once this was completed crews were released from the scene and returned to their station.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 23:00 hours on Feb. 11, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Rt. 25 northbound between exits 7 and 9 for a reported motor vehicle accident rollover. The first arriving fire apparatus reported there was 1 pickup truck on its roof on the shoulder of the highway at exit 7. Crews checked for possible entrapment and additional hazards from the overturned truck. An additional piece of fire apparatus arrived on scene and was used as safety blocker to close off the travel lane and provide a safe area for the crews to work.

With no additional hazards present crews stood by on scene awaiting a tow truck to upright and remove the pickup truck. Once this was complete, apparatus were placed back in service and were released from the scene to return.