The fire departments responded to a total of 28 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident with entrapment, a branch smoking on power wire, three separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms, smoke coming from a chimney, two separate car fires, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with unknown symptoms, a stove fire reported to be out, a motor vehicle accident rollover, mutual aid to the Town of Shelton for a report of smoke in a structure, an investigation of an unknown type of alarm, check an electrical problem in a residence, investigation of a leaking water heater, arcing power wire, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with symptoms, and a water problem in a house.

In addition there were nine 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 01:58 hours on Feb. 20, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Rt. 15 northbound, north of exit 48 for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. The first arriving fire chief reported a pick-up truck off the road into a tree. Investigation of the accident scene showed the occupant of the pick-up truck was out of the vehicle upon the arrival of the fire units. Firefighters checked the vehicle for any possible additional hazards.

Crews remained on scene while the vehicle was removed from the highway by the tow truck. Once the scene was clear, units were released and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 07:54 hours on Feb. 23, the Nichols Fire Department responded to a reported car fire on Rt. 15 northbound between exits 48 and 49. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the initial dispatch and reported back that the car was fully involved. Firefighter stretched hose lines and began to extinguish the car fire. Crews shut down the highway for safety precautions while extinguishing the fire.

Once the fire was out, the scene was left in the hands of the Connecticut State Police to await the tow truck. Firefighters picked up the hose lines that were used and were then released from the scene to return to their station.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 13:20 on Feb. 17, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to a Moosehill Road residence for a reported water problem. The first arriving fire chief reported there was water coming from the ceiling in the kitchen of the house. Crews found a burst pipe during their investigation.

Firefighters were able to shut the water flow off to stop the leak. Once this was complete, apparatus were placed back in service and were released from the scene to return.