June 30-July 6

The fire departments responded to a total of 33 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A report of heavy smoke in the area, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, two separate calls to assist EMS for a motor vehicle accident with injuries, a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment, an odor investigation of something burning in a kitchen, a motor vehicle accident involving a building, a possible car fire, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with no symptoms, a grill fire, an outside odor investigation, and two separate calls to assist the police dept with gaining entry to a house.

In addition there were 20 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 09:51 hours on July 5, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Main Street in the area of Route 25 for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. The first arriving fire chief on scene reported that there was a two car motor vehicle accident with heavy damage to the front end and that the occupants were out of their cars. Firefighters checked the vehicles to ensure there was no entrapment and also for any possible hazards that may have been caused from the accident. Crews stood by on scene until the tow trucks removed both vehicles.

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

Nichols Fire Department

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At 21:18 hours on June 30, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Route 8 northbound in the area of exit 11 to assist EMS with a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The first arriving fire chief reported that the accident appears to have occurred on the southbound side of the highway but ended on the northbound side after crossing the center median. Crews split up and sent fire apparatus to both the northbound and southbound sides of the highway to investigate the accidents. Firefighters reported that one of the vehicles struck and damaged an overhead street light. Crews remained on scene until both vehicles could be removed from the highway.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews were released from the highway to return back to their quarters in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 10:27 on July 6, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to a White Plains Road commercial property for a report of a car into a building. The first arriving fire chief on scene confirmed the initial dispatch and requested the building department representative to respond to the location. Crews checked the damaged area and the offices around it to ensure that all of the building’s occupants were out. Once confirming that all of the building’s occupants were out, firefighters awaited the arrival of the towns building rep.

Upon completion of the investigation, the situation was placed under control and crews were released from the scene to return to their quarters.