July 14-20

The fire departments responded to a total of 18 calls in last week. These calls included the following: Two separate motor vehicle accidents involving a tree, a dumpster fire, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with unknown symptoms, a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment, two separate calls to assist EMS for a motor vehicle accident with injuries, an assist EMS call to aid in patient removal from a house, power wires down in the road, an outside smoke investigation, an odor of natural gas in a house, an odor of smoke in a house, and a report of sparks coming from a transformer.

In addition there were four 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 12:06 hours on July 17, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to the area of Fox Court for a smoke investigation. Crews arrived in the area and began to search for any signs of smoke. Firefighters checked the surrounding roads and initially found nothing. During their investigation one of the units came across a homeowner using a lawn mower that was creating an excessive amount of smoke. After a thorough check of the area, it was determined that the lawn mower was the cause of the smoke complaint.

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

Nichols Fire Department

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At 11:14 hours on July 19, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Cherry Gate Lane residence for a reported dumpster fire. The first arriving fire apparatus reported a 10 yard dumpster with fire showing. Crews stretched a hose line and began to extinguish the fire. A thorough overhaul of the dumpsters contents and wetting it down ensured the fire was out. Crews picked up the hose line used to put the apparatus back in service.

Upon completion, units were released to return back to their quarters.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 13:36 on July 19, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Long Hill Fire Department, responded to the intersection of Moose Hill Road and Whitefiled Drive, for a reported motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment. During the fire department’s response to the scene, crews were updated there was no entrapment. Firefighters arrived on scene and confirmed the updated report and also reported that a utility pole had been struck. Firefighters found a fluid spill from the accident and applied SpeedyDry to the spill. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill. Crews stood by on scene until the vehicle was removed and the utility company arrived on scene.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews were released from the scene to return to their stations.