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Trumbull, CT 06611


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Founded in 1917, the Nichols Fire Department is one of three 100% all volunteer departments in the town of Trumbull, Connecticut. Operating out of two stations, we provide primary fire and rescue services to the Nichols Fire District along with assistance to the Trumbull Center and Long Hill Fire Departments. We also provide coverage to the surrounding communities and beyond. Our apparatus includes 2 engines, 1 - 75 foot quint, 1 heavy rescue, 1 city service (lighting and air) truck, 3 chief's vehicles, and a utility truck. We are dedicated to serving the Town of Trumbull and will continue to do so for years to come.

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Structure fire at Avalon Gates brings everyone
Saturday, May 6, 2017 
Earlier this evening, members of the Trumbull Center, Long Hill and Nichols Fire Departments were dispatched to 11133 Avalon Gates Road, Royce Apartments, for a reported structure fire. Several 911 calls were received reporting a fire on the 3rd floor in the rear of the building. First arriving units quickly extinguished a fire on the balcony. The incident is under investigation by the Trumbull Fire Marshals Office and was under control in aproximatly 20 minutes. Trumbull EMS, Trumbull PD along with mutual aid from Shelton and Monroe Fire responded. Great job making a quick knockdown! Thank you to all who responded

MVA Nichols Ave at RT 8 NB/RT 15 NB on ramp
Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Nichols Firefighters respond to another motor vehicle accident fluid spill. Crews were dispatched to the intersection of Nichols Ave and Hawley Ln. at the RT 8 NB & RT 15 NB entrance for the MVA at 10:46 on 4/29/17. Crews initially used the fire apparatus as blocker vehicles to provide a safe work zone for EMS & PD on scene. Firefighters checked the cars for additional hazards while tending to the fluid spills. Once the scene was deemed safe all units returned in service

Old Dyke Road blocked by downed tree
Saturday, April 29, 2017 
Nichols Firefighters responded to a report of a tree down in the roadway with power wires down at 18:34 on 4/29/17. Firefighters responded to Old Dike Rd. and upon arrival confirmed the initial dispatched report. Crews along with Trumbull PD blocked off the area providing a safe zone until the utility company could arrive on scene. Upon completion crews returned to service.

Route 8 south rollover MVA
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 
Today at 17:02 Nichols Fire Dept. along with the Trumbull Center Fire Dept. were dispatched to Route 8 SB between exits 12 & 13 for a reported MVA rollover. Upon arrival crews found a single vehicle with heavy damage to the front passenger side. No driver was on scene upon arrival of Fire & EMS units. Squad 309 disconnected the car battery & remained on scene for scene safety Photo credit to FF. J. Petrino

Firefighter 1 ropes and knots practical training
Sunday, April 23, 2017 
Firefighter 1 members were tested on their ropes and knots knowledge tonight during their weekly training. Members had to tie the various knots required by the standards on various items and tools to show proficiency.

Firefigther survival skills training held at maze
Friday, April 21, 2017 
Last evening members of the Nichols FD spent the evening challenging themselves by navigating the Trumbull Center FD maze located on Berkshire Avenue. Members donned their gear and SCBA and went through the various levels and compartments of the shipping container with wires, tubes and low profile challenges contained within. Those in attendance including two of our juniors did a great job in manipulating their way through the challenging course! Many of our members had never gone through this before and did a great job. Training on your SCBA can never be done enough since it is our life line when operating on fire scenes. Thank you to the training division for another great drill!

Open houses at Trumbull Fire Departments this Sunday
Thursday, April 20, 2017 
The three Trumbull fire departments are joining 60 other volunteer companies throughout the state in holding open houses Sunday to make the beginning of National Volunteer Week. The firehouses will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Long Hill Volunteer Fire Company will open Station 1 at 6315 Main Street, Station 2 at 5400 Main Street, and Station 3 at 4229 Madison Avenue. Nichols Fire Department will open Station 1 at 100 Shelton Road and Station 2 at 582 Booth Hill Road. Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company will open Station 1 at 860 White Plains Road and Station 2 at 100 Daniels Farm Road. Visitors to the fire houses will be able to talk with volunteer firefighters about the work they do, explore fire apparatus and turnout gear, get a tour of the fire house, and fill out an application to become a volunteer. For more information, visit the departments online at their respective Facebook pages. More than 80% of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers, and the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage. Local fire departments need volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, people willing and able to respond to emergencies whenever called upon. Volunteer Firefighter Day is part of Everyday Hero CT, a program dedicated to increasing the number of volunteer firefighters throughout the state

Easter bunny visits the NFD and their families
Saturday, April 15, 2017 
This morning a number of members and their families gathered at Station 1 for the annual Easter party. The event was ran under the direction of Sarah Vitone with the help of Bob Boucher and Matt Taormina (The master of ceremonies). Families and their children played multiple games to win prizes including an egg toss, egg relay race using a spoon and cones, a sack race and finally a HUGE Easter egg hunt. Everyone in attendance stated that they had a great time and thanked the chairman and all of the members who made the event possible. The smiles on the kids faces made it all worth putting the event together! A special thanks to all of the members who showed up early to set up and stayed late to clean up! Have a safe and happy spring!

New members join the NFD
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 
At this evenings regular business meeting two new members were sworn in as members of the Nichols Fire Department. The first member is John Porter and he is joining the department as a junior member. The second member to be sworn in this evening was Paul Johnson and he is joining as a senior member in the organization. Congratulations to the both of you! We wish you luck in the years to come with our organization and thank you for volunteering with us!

Nichols goes RIT to Long Hill FD structure fire
Friday, March 31, 2017 
At approximately 6:09 this morning Long Hill,Trumbull Center and Nichols were alerted to a reported kitchen fire at 12 Frederick St. Firefighters arrived and found a 1 story ranch, single family dwelling with smoke showing from the eaves and garage doors. Squad 209, Ladder 204 and LH-4 stretched an 1.75" attack line through the garage into the kitchen and knocked down all visible fire keeping it contained to the room of origin. Crews were assisted by the Trumbull Center FD, Nichols FD and Trumbull Police. Crews remained on scene for approximately 2 hours before returning to service. The Trumbull Fire Marshal is investigating the cause and Red Cross is assisting the homeowner

Please remember to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries
Sunday, March 12, 2017 

NFD 100th Anniversary kickoff dinner photos from January 21st event
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 
On January 21st the NFD held a kickoff dinner to begin celebrating the existence of the department since 1917. Over 150 people attended the event which was hampered by a snow and ice storm that hit the area. Here are some of the photos of those in attendance.

Andrew Kingsbury officially sworn in as Chief of Department
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 
At the close of last evenings monthly business meeting Andrew Kingsbury was sworn in as Chief of department. Andy had assumed the role of Acting Chief since the January meeting and now has been upgraded to his official rank as chief. Please take a moment to congratulate him on this momentous occasion!

Upcoming training for the month of March
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 
Per Captain Mumbach below is a list of upcoming training for members of the NFD: March 9th - Trucks Check and Equipment Training March 16th - Hose advancement practical with FTI - March 23rd - Hose advancement practical with FTI - March 30th - Metering Class - Chris from American Safety Additionally, Long Hill has invited us to participate in RIT training this month with PL Vulcan (no probies). Those dates are March 14th - Packaging and getting the FF on air March 21st - Removal Techniques March 28th - scenario(s) If you want to attend any of the RIT classes, please email so that I can coordinate apparatus.

Firefighter 1 training master streams
Saturday, March 4, 2017 
Members of all 3 Trumbull fire departments firefighter 1 program spent Saturday doing practical training with master stream appliances. Members went over all aspects of flowing large caliber streams and the safety aspects and dangers associated with these appliances.

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