May 12-18

The fire departments responded to a total of 22 calls in last week. These calls included the following: Two separate motor vehicle accidents with injuries on the highway, a request to aid Trumbull Police Department with an investigation, an unknown type fire on a street, motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a car fire, carbon monoxide alarm activation with symptoms, a brush fire, two separate unauthorized burns, a request to respond to a commercial property in Shelton for smoke in the building, a request to assist EMS with forcing entry to a residence, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, a motor vehicle accident rollover with unknown entrapment, and a request to check a possible problem with a fire alarm panel.

In addition there were five 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 01:03 hours on May 13, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Route 15 northbound in the area of Exit 48 for a motor vehicle accident rollover with unknown entrapment. The first arriving fire chief on scene reported that one person was out of the vehicle and crews would be investigating. Crews reported a small fluid spill from the vehicle. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the fluid spill. Crews remained on scene providing a safety zone on the highway while the tow truck removed the vehicle.

Once the situation was placed under control, units were released and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 15:36 hours on May 16, the Nichols Fire Department responded to the rear of a commercial building on Silver Lane for a reported brush fire. While firefighters were responding to the scene, a second 911 call was received stating the fire was getting close to some parked cars. Firefighters arrived on scene and extinguished the fire and thoroughly wet down the area to ensure the fire was completely out. Upon completion of this, crews were released to return back to their quarters in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 16:55 on May 16, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Route 15 southbound in the area of Exit 48 to assist EMS at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The first arriving fire apparatus reported one car was in the ditch and crews used the fire apparatus to block the lane to create a safe work area for the emergency personnel on scene. Crews stood by on the highway until their assistance was no longer needed by the EMS crew on scene.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews were then released to return to their quarters.