The fire departments responded to a total of 21 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A problem with a street lamp possibly on fire, a motor vehicle accident into a tree, a tree on power wires sparking, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, two separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms, a car into a house, a possible illegal burn, a call to assist EMS with lifting a patient, a motor vehicle accident into a utility pole, and a motor vehicle accident into a guard rail.

In addition there were 10 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 15:49 hours on March 19, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to a Sunrise Avenue residence for a request to assist EMS with lifting and removing a patient from a house. Two crews and a chief responded to the call to aid the EMS crew. Firefighters assisted with the packaging and the removal of the patient from the house.

Once the medical crew left the scene, the situation was placed under control. Crews were then released and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 16:34 hours on March 21, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Huntington Turnpike residence for a report of a car into a house. The first arriving fire apparatus reported that the occupants of the car were out of the vehicle upon the fire department’s arrival. Crews checked the structure for any possible hazards from the accident. The town building official was requested to also respond to the scene to check for possible structural damage.

Upon arrival of the building inspector, crews were then released from the scene to return to their stations.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 20:26 on March 18, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Reservior Avenue for a reported motor vehicle accident involving a car into a tree. The first arriving fire officer on scene confirmed the initial dispatch and began to investigate the scene.

After investigating the scene it was determined there was nothing the fire department could do and left the scene in the hands of the Trumbull Police Department. Crews were then released to return to their stations.