The fire departments responded to a total of 17 calls in last week. These calls included the following: An outside smoke investigation, an odor investigation inside a residence, a request for manpower to aid EMS with a lift assist, power wire down, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, a mutual aid request to the town of Monroe to staff the Stepney station 1 firehouse, a motor vehicle leaking gasoline, two separate possible brush fires, two separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms, and a report of smoke in a house.

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 05:54 hours on March 25, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to a Dayton Road residence for a report of a smoke condition in a house. The first arriving fire chief began his investigation and reported back to the incoming fire apparatus that there was an apparent problem with the furnace. Crews shut down the power source to the furnace and began to ventilate the structure. Firefighters also metered the house checking for possible elevated reading of carbon monoxide.

Once the residual smoke was removed from the house crews were released and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 19:41 hours on March 27, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Huntington Turnpike in the area of Old Green Road for a motor vehicle accident fluid spill. The first arriving fire chief reported a single car accident with front end damage. Firefighters applied speedy dry to an antifreeze spill on the roadway from the accident. Crews checked for other hazards to the vehicle while doing their investigation. The Department Of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the spill.

Firefighters remained on scene until the tow truck removed the vehicle from the accident scene. Once complete, crews were then released from the scene to return to their stations.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 16:18 on March 29, the Trumbull Center Fire Department was requested to respond to an Old Town Road residence to aid EMS in lifting and removing a patient from a house. Firefighters arrived on scene and began to aid the medical crew with lifting the patient and then also aided with the removal of the patient from the house to the awaiting ambulance. Firefighters assisted the medical crew in transferring patient care at the hospital after following the ambulance to the medical facility.

Once cleared from the hospital, crews were then released to return to their stations.