Structure Fire 14 Putnam Rd Matthews Catering Central Village

May 19, 2007
At around 1715hrs QV Dispatch started to receive multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and fire in Matthews Catering at 14 Putnam Rd Central Village. Moments later the first alarm structure fire was sounded bringing Central Village, Moosup, Atwood Hose and the Plainfield FAST Team. Car-197(LaPierre) was the first arriving officer establishing the "Central Village" command, and transmitted the working fire in a 2 story wood frame residential/commercial structure. Prior to the arrival of the Fire Dept a good samaritan smelled smoke, took 2 of his own powdered extinguishers, knocked in an air conditioner, and sprayed at the seat of the fire temporarily knocking it down. ET-196 and ET-297 arrived at the same time and worked together to gain access to the building. As Atwood Hose was forcing the door Central Village picked up the line and advanced into the building, knocking down what was left of the main body of fire. There was no extension to the apartments up stairs or any other part of the building. The Plainfield FMO is investigating.*Pictures courtesy of Ella Sylvia*

Plainfield High School Hosts Mock Vehicle Accident

May 24, 2007
After some long and arduous planning by Asst. Chief Travis Irons of the Central Village Fire Co. and the Plainfield High School SADD program, a mock accident was held for all high school students to see the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as the repercussions it has on you, family and friends. We hope all the students who watched now think about their actions before they want to drink and drive, and that this years prom season is a safe one. Special thanks to all who assisted the Central Village Fire Co. and the Plainfield High School SADD Program in making this mock accident a success; KB Ambulance, Moosup Fire Dept, Moosup Plainfield Ambulance, Hartford Hospital Life Star, Plainfield Police Dept, Townline Auto, Tillinghast & Dougherty Brothers Funeral Homes, QV Dispatch and American Ambulance. *Pictures courtesy of my girlfriend Whitney*

Waterbury Line Of Duty Death

May 22, 2007
The Waterbury Fire Department has announced the Line of Duty Death of Captain John Keane of Engine 8. Captain Keane is a 13 year member of the fire department and was injured on Saturday when his Engine 8 collided with Truck 1 at the intersection of East Aurora Street and Route 73. Eight fire personnel were injured in the accident. Captain Keane was taken to Waterbury Hospital and then airlifted by the Lifestar Helicopter to Yale-New Haven Hospital with severe head injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on May 22 during the early morning hours. Firefighter Joseph Fischetti, driver of Engine 8 also received serious injuries and is in the ICU of Waterbury Hospital. The other six firefighters received various injuries, all were treated and released. Captain Keane is survived by his wife Monica, and two children. Captain Keane was the Secretary of Waterbury Firefighters Local 1339 and was very active within the Department and community.
Arrangements:Visitation: Thursday May 24, 2007 4-8PM - Waterbury City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury. A funeral mass for Captain Keane will be held on Friday May 25, 2007 10:30 AM at St. Peter and Paul Church, 67 Southmayd Road, Waterbury.

2007 Tri-State Firefighters Meet Brooklyn Fairgrounds

May 20, 2007
This years Annual Tri-State Firefighters Meet was held at the Brooklyn Fairgrounds off of RT.169 in Brooklyn,CT. This was the third year I have gone and to me it seemed like there was more apparatus and vendors than the previous years. The Mortlake Fire Co. provided this years vehicle extrication demo and did a fantastic job. All the apparatus shown were meticulously detailed and well designed. Congratulations to the Moosup Fire Dept. on receiving the Best Appearing Aerial, Danielson for the Best Appearing Engine and South Killingly for the Best Appearing Forestry. If there were any other missed awards please let me know.

5 River St. Griswold Rubber Roof Fire Moosup

May 19, 2007
At around 1112 QV Dispatch started to receive multiple 911 calls reporting an explosion at 5 River St in Moosup. Minutes later Moosup, Central Village, Plainfield, the Atwood Hose FAST and Danielson FAST were dispatched to the above address. First arriving CAR-194(Yellen) noted fire showing from the rear of the structure. The crew from Ladder 194 stretched the 200' front bumper line to the room below, and Central Village headed to the roof. Moosup checked the room below and noticed the fire was confined to the roof overhang and front fascia. Firefighters had to wait for CL&P to cut the power to the building as they were working in close proximity to the power lines, and the room below housed all the electrical components. Once the power was killed Moosup and Central Village performed a little "truck work" removing portions of the roof and checking for any extension. Crews operated for about an hour and half before returning to service. The Plainfield FMO is investigating.*PICTURES COURTESY OF ELLA SYLVIA* Check Rob Ladd's site for some additional photos.

601 Chesnut Hill Rd. Structure Fire Attawaugan

May 16, 2007
At around 2000 hours QV Dispatch put out the first alarm structure fire assignment for Attawaugan consisting of; 62, L-163, ET-263, 64 full, 79 to quarters, Putnam FAST and the K-B rehab. Car 62(Pepin) arrived on scene and had a 2 1/2 story wood frame unoccupied with smoke from the second floor. Once the report was given that there was an active fire on the 1st floor and basement, a 2nd alarm was transmitted bringing; T-179, T-265, W. Gloucester ET-33, and East Brooklyn's cascade. The Attawaugan service truck established a fill site at the Ballouville Dam for the incoming tankers. The fire was knocked down by crews from Attawaugan and Dayville in about 25 mins saving the structure from any further damage. The Killingly FMO is investigating.


Danielson On An Almost 15 Prince St.

May 08, 2007

At around 1300hrs. QV Dispatch put out the alarm for a bedroom on fire 15 Prince St. in the borough of Danielson. Danielson, Williamsville, East Brooklyn and the Moosup FAST responded. The first arriving Danielson officer noted smoke showing from the rear of the structure. ET-161 secured it's own hydrant in front of the residence and one 1.75 handline was stretched. The fire appeared to be contained to the window sill area with no extension to the rest of the house. The Killingly FMO is investigating.
Checking for extension above the window
Williamsville Asst. Chief Cooper after
checking conditions on the 2nd floor

Vehicle Fire With Exposure 97 Cottage St. Danielson

May 06, 2007
At around 1400 hrs QV started to receive reports of multiple vehicles on fire at the address 97 Cottage St. in Danielson. The initial call was just for Danielson but with the vehicle being 3 feet from the residence, it was changed to a first alarm assignment. ET-161 secured the hydrant at Cottage and High St. as the fire was quickly knocked down holding the alarm to just Danielson. There was no extension into the residence and the Killingly FMO is investigating.

47 Fairview Ave Structure Fire Jewett City

May 05, 2007
At 2159 QV Dispatch started to receive multiple 911 calls reporting the house on fire at 47 Fairview Ave. in Jewett City. Jewett City and Griswold with Voluntown and Lisbon Tankers along with the Taftville Fast Team were the initial assignment. Upon the arrival of the first Jewett City Officer the house was already well involved, bringing Canterbury and Plainfield tankers to the scene. Multiple rounds of ammunition were heard exploding inside the residence as the fire was attacked from a defensive standpoint, and master stream devices were used to bring this fire under control. The homeowner said he was by his campfire, turned around and saw his house on fire. The Griswold FMO is investigating.

232 Broad Street Structure Fire Danielson

May 02,2007
At about 0840 in the morning Danielson Fire with assistance from Dayville, East Brooklyn, Williamsville, Moosup Ladder 194, and the Atwood Hose FAST battled this fire at 232 Broad St. on the corner of Hawkins St. Multiple handlines were stretched as the fire was said to be located on the third floor. Crews made quick work of the blaze with some extension into the attic area. 2 cats were rescued and were quickly returned to the owner. Units held the scene for some extensive overhaul operations, and the Killingly FMO is investigating.

Overhauling One Of The Involved Rooms
Waiting To Enter

Moosup Works to Vent The Roof