February 24, 2008
At 1204 QV Dispatch put out the structure fire assignment for Canterbury bringing; Scotland, Central Village, Moosup FAST and the Plainfield Tanker as mutual aid. As units were signing on QV advised they were receiving multiple calls reporting a working garage fire attached to the house. E-193 arrived minutes later to find the same, a 2 car garage attached to 1 1/2 story wood-frame ranch with the garage well off. Car-93(Kasacek) established the "Canterbury Command" as the crew from E-193 stretched a line into the house, keeping the fire to just the garage with little to no extension into the living area. All mutual aid companies worked well together and units held the scene for some extensive overhaul. Command was terminated around 1430. * Thanks to Beth LaFontaine for the pictures*
February, 02, 2008
The Plainfield Fire Dept responded to this car vs. tree on Saturday Feb 02, 2008. Car 95(Hutchinson) arrived to find a Ford Explorer with heavy intrusion into the drivers area of the vehicle, and one pinned. Car 95 established Plainfield Command, and with an extensive extrication ahead of them requested a second tool from Jewett City along with LifeStar Helicopter. ET-156 established the landing zone in the parking lot of Jade Garden, while the crew from R-456 went to work on the car. Crews from Plainfield and Jewett City worked well together to remove the occupant from the vehicle by removing all four doors, rolling the dash and removing the roof. After the lengthy extrication was complete he was then transfered to the awaiting helicopter. The accident is under investigation by the Plainfield Police Dept.
January 09, 2008
The City of Groton struck 3 alarms for this fire at 213 Thames St on January 09, 2008. Firefighters from; Gales Ferry, Sub Base, Poquonnock Bridge, Noank, Mystic, Old Mystic, Mohegan Tribe, City of New London, Center Groton and Electric Boat helped Groton City Firefighters bring this fire under control.
December 24, 2007
The Moosup Fire Dept was dispatched to this tractor trailer rollover at the exit 89 off ramp from I-395 north. Firefighters arrived to find a tractor trailer hauling a load of tires overturned resting against the jersey barriers. The driver was extricated by members of the Moosup Fire Dept and transported to Backus Hospital by the Moosup Plainfield Ambulance. Firefighters held the scene awaiting a heavy duty wrecker from Mansfield. The accident is being investigated by the CT State Police
November 10, 2007
At around 10pm QV Dispatch received reports of a structural fire at the River Bend Campground, 41 Pond St Oneco. Sterling, Oneco, Moosup with Voluntown and Plainfield tankers were sent on the alarm. Chief 68 (Capobianco) arrived and found that the fire had already self vented thru the roof and exterior operations went underway. The building was about 125 x 30 and housed a convienence store, showers, recreational room and other amenities for campers on the site. Western Coventry and Moosup Valley assisted on-scene companies with bringing the fire undercontrol. The building was said to be a total loss, and the fire is being investigated by the Sterling FMO with assistance from the State Police Fire Marshall's Bureau.
November 04, 2007
The Moosup Fire Dept hosted a water supply drill on Sunday November 4th. The drill focused on water supply to the old Kaman Aerospace building as well as the downtown portion of Moosup. The pumps that supplied Kaman and a portion of the downtown section of Moosup have been removed so utilizing drafting sites will be one of the primary water supplies. The new draft site was located behind Station 94, in which Central Village, Oneco and Atwood Hose drafted and pumped 2,400 feet away to; Dayville's Ladder, Jewett City's Ladder, Danielson's Tower and Moosup's Ladder. South Killingly and ET-294 drafted from another site and supplied Plainfield's Tower and Sterling's Tower, while Scotland and Canterbury drafted from another site and supplied Scotlands Tower. There was over 10,000 feet of 5 inch hose layed and up wards of 9,000 gpm was flowed. The participating depts. were; Moosup, Central Village, Plainfield, Atwood Hose, Jewett City, Scotland, Canterbury, Danielson, Dayville, South Killingly, Sterling and Oneco.