Volunteer fire department's Fire Log - Sept. 1-7
The fire departments responded to a total of 14 calls in the last week. These calls included the following: Two separate motor vehicle accidents with fluid spills, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, an odor of natural gas in a residence, an unknown type of fluid spill, a motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole, two separate reported smoke conditions in a residence, an outside smoke investigation, and a call to assist EMS on a highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries.
In addition there were four fire alarms that turned out to be unintentional activations, and alarm malfunctions.
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Long Hill Fire Department
At 07:38 hours on Sept. 4, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to the intersection of Main Street and Gisella Road for a reported motor vehicle accident with a fluid spill. The first arriving fire apparatus reported a two car accident and began their investigation. Crews found a fluid spill of approximately two gallons of mixed fluids on the ground from the accident. Firefighters applied Speedy Dry to the spill on the roadway. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill. Firefighters remained on scene until the vehicles were removed from the intersection by the tow trucks.
Once the scene was cleared of the involved vehicles, crews returned to their quarters back in service.
Nichols Fire Department
At 18:03 hours on Sept. 3, the Nichols Fire Department responded to a Wildrose Lane residence for a report of smoke in the structure. The first arriving fire chief on scene began to investigate the situation and found that the smoke was caused by something left in the microwave oven. Firefighters checked the area around the oven with a thermal imaging camera to ensure there was no hidden fire behind the appliance. Crews set up fans in the house to remove residual smoke.
Once the crews were done with ventilating the structure, the situation was placed under control and units returned to their quarters.
Trumbull Center Fire Department
At 20:12 on Sept. 4, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to a Roseview Court residence for an activated carbon monoxide alarm with no symptoms. Firefighters arrived on scene and began to meter the structure for any elevated readings or possible hazards. Crews checked the structure and the meters found no hazards present. Crews were advised by the homeowner that a vehicle had recently been running and may have caused the alarm to sound.
After completing their investigation, the situation was placed under control and the crews on scene were released to return back to their quarters.