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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.

Nichols Fire Department Image Of The Day

Our vehicles always at the ready!
Monday, September 28, 2015 
After our weekly equipment checks, one of our members took these beautiful photos of our fleet ready to serve our community!

October is fire prevention month, come see your firefighters at our open houses throughout town, dates below!
Thursday, October 1, 2015 
October is Fire Prevention Month. Here is the list of the town fire departments open houses! Hope you can join us for one or all! Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, Inc. Long Hill Volunteer Fire Co. #1 Inc

Structure fire on East Lake Road
Saturday, September 26, 2015 
This afternoon at 4:24 PM Nichols, Trumbull Center and Long Hill Fire as RIT were dispatched to 18 Southgate Road for the reported structure fire. The actual incident turned out to be an address located on East Lake Road at the corner of Southgate. Trumbull PD was the first on scene and reported smoke showing from the residence. First arriving units Nichols Car 3 and 303 confirmed smoke showing and a working structure fire in a 1 story ranch. 303's crew made an interior fire attack assisted by second arriving unit, TC 103. Engine 301 established a water supply taking the hydrant and laying into quint 303. Interior crews reported smoke and fire in a back room in the Bravo Charlie corner. Units made a quick knock down with minor extension to the remainder of the residence. There were no reported occupants and a primary search of the premises confirmed it. Other units on scene TC102, LH204, LH209, N304, N302 and various Chiefs. The fire is under investigation by Trumbull Fire Marshals office. Trumbull EMS provided medical stand by.Nice job done by all of our first responders

Structure fire on Deer Run Road brings Nichols as RIT
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 
At 9:31p last night, all three volunteer fire departments; Trumbull Center, Long Hill & Nichols, responded to a reported structure in the Trumbull Center Fire district. On arrival Long Hill Engine 206 reported a vehicle on fire in the garage. Engine 206 stretched the initial handline and secured their own water supply. Ladder 204 checked for extension into the residence and none was found. Additional arriving apparatus assisted with truck company work, ventilation and overhaul. Nichols FD was the designated RIT for this job. The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished. This was a great team effort by all departments involved including the Trumbull Police, Trumbull EMS and the Trumbull Fire Marshal's Office.

NFD receives new breathing air compressor
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 
Out with the "old" in with the "new"!!! Today the Nichols Fire Dept. took delivery of a new station air compressor for filling the firefighters self contained breathing apparatus cylinders. Members were given a hands on training session on how to operate the new compressor. The new compressor has many upgrades including a touch screen information center and a 75 foot remote fill air hose for filling apparatus with on board air storage. The system is housed at station 1 located on Shelton Road. The attached photos are from the old unit being removed and the new unit after installation by Shipmans Fire Equipment

NFD observes 9/11 with Moms club of Trumbull
Friday, September 11, 2015 
Members of the Nichols FD assembled today at Station 1 to pay respects and to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. In addition to our members the Moms club of Trumbull was also in attendance with their children to participate with our department. Multiple salutes by members, the sounding of the station siren, the ringing of a bell 5-5-5 and a presentation of a wreath at the base of the flag pole were done to honor all of those lost on this day 14 years ago. Members would also like to thank the Moms club for providing us with baked goods in recognition of our organizations commitment to our community. thank you for participating with us this morning!

9/11 Remembrance
Friday, September 11, 2015 
Please take a moment today to remember those that were lost on September 11, 2001. Our department will be holding a memorial service at our stations to remember those lost in FDNY and all of the emergency services after 930 this morning. Please feel free to stop by to reflect, remember and honor those who served so bravely on that beautiful day!

Blood drive in honor of 9/11 at Trumbull Center FD station 1
Friday, September 11, 2015 
Please take a moment this weekend to stop by and give the "Gift of Life" by donating blood at the Trumbull Center blood drive. We ask all members of our community to step up and participate, the life you save may be your own! Event is this Sunday at 860 White Plains Road from 9am to 2:15 pm in Trumbull. Please see attached flyer for additional information. Click on the flyer to enlarge.

NFD Asst Chief Delvento and family visit Christian aka fire trucks for Christian
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 
Below are photos and a thank you from the family of Christian who is suffering from a debilitating medical issue. His strength battling this disease comes from viewing fire trucks which he loves so much! The photos were taken during a visit by Asst Chief John Delvento and his family to Christians home right after he returned from the hospital. We hope he is feeling better and we wish him a speedy recovery! Fire Trucks for Christian's photo. Fire Trucks for Christian added 3 new photos. Thanks You Mr. & Mrs. DelVento of the Nichols FD in Trumbull for taking the time to come visit Christian and drop off a Shirt, Hat, goodie bag & a beautiful quilt.

Annual 9/11 United Ride comes through town
Sunday, August 30, 2015 
Nichols FD Quint 303 and Trumbull Center FD Tower 104 raised the flag for today's ‪#‎ctunitedride‬ ‪#‎unitedride‬ as the bikers ride down Main St. This is an annual event that raises funds for those affected on this horrific day. It shows the unity that still exists between all first responders who give above and beyond til this day! Thank you to all of our brothers and sisters who continue to serve!

Townwide probationary training under way
Thursday, July 23, 2015 
The three fire departments in town are running a combined probationary firefighter training class. Last nights topic was hydraulic tools. Probationary members were shown the proper way to use the tools, then the class was given the opportunity to use the tools themselves for the first time. Members started off with cutting scrap metal and finished the evening with cutting apart a car door. Lt. Ralbovsky from TCFD at the end of the class then showed some of the additional uses of the Hurst Tools to the firefighters.

Accident on Huntington Turnpike by St Josephs HS
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 
At 2:19 this afternoon the Nichols fire dept with assistance from the Trumbull Center fire dept were dispatched to Huntington Tpke. in the area of Old Green Rd. for a motor vehicle accident into a utility pole. Quint 303 arrived on scene first and reported a single vehicle on its roof and that crews would be checking for possible entrapment. The driver was out of the overturned car and TEMS was providing on scene medical care. Firefighters applied speedy dry to mixed fluids on the roadway. Fire dept crews also secured the area from the severed utility pole until power company crews could replace the pole

Man pinned up in tree challenges all 3 departments
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 
(Article write up from WTNH) — A ladder partially impaled a man’s leg in Trumbull after it and the tree he was working on somehow fell. “We received a call with Trumbull EMS that a victim was stuck in a tree, about 13 to 15 feet in the air,” said Deputy Chief Alex Rauso, Long Hill Fire Department. A man cutting tree limbs while on standing on a ladder on Fresh Meadow Drive found himself trapped between an enormously heavy tree limb and the ladder he was working on, digging into his upper leg. “We estimated it was probably in excess of 2,000 pounds with a ladder partially impaled into the victim,” said Rauso. It took rescuers close to two hours to free the man from his predicament. He was conscious and speaking during the ordeal. “Firefighters did an extremely amazing job. It was very detailed, very challenging, and their efforts were extraordinary today,” Rauso said. Trauma doctors were called in to assist with the delicate procedure in hopes of saving the man’s life. “Being that the distance he was in the air, the weight of the tree on him, his condition, we had to work extremely careful to not make the situation any worse,” said Rauso. The man was rushed to a hospital. His identity and condition have not been released.

Forcible entry and Vertical ventilation training
Thursday, July 9, 2015 
Firefighters got to use a new training prop from Flash Fire Industries this past Thursday night for drill. This multi purpose training prop is a mobile trailer that is delivered right to the fire departments location. Nichols firefighters went over an array of hands on skills that ranged from proper ladder placement to power saw ventilation techniques included making actual cuts in a rebuildable roof section. This trailer also has an adjustable roof pitch, here it's set at 25 degrees for the members to train on. Crews also got hands on training with the forceable entry door during drill. Please take a moment to look up and follow Fire Flash Industries on their social media sites to book training for your department. We would like to thank our instructors for their personal expertise and knowledge given to our members; Paul DeBartolomeo of 28 Truck FDNY and Retired Captain Chris "Tug" Ward of the City of Stamford! Great job!

Rescue engine body moves on to paint booth
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 
The body of the new Rescue engine has been removed from the chassis after being fitted out and is now in the paint booth getting primed before paint. Progress as promised!

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