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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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Nichols FD St. Patricks T-shirt fundraiser
Thursday, February 16, 2017 
Nichols FD St. Patrick's Day T-shirt sale !!! Shirts will be $15.00 each and the proceeds will be donated to CT Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. All shirts are preorder only. To place an order call or text firefighter Joe Petrino at 203-673-6216 or email jpet73@yahoo.com. Available sizes are youth medium to adult 5x. Please be advised that the final cutoff date for the order is March 1st.

MVA Nichols Avenue at Silver Lane
Thursday, February 16, 2017 
At 3:39 pm this afternoon Nichols FD was dispatched to their third call of the day at Nichols Avenue and Silver Lane for the motor vehicle accident with fluid spill. Rescue 300 arrived on scene and reported a 2 car MVA with heavy front end damage on fluids on the ground. FD personnel established a safe area using the apparatus to block and then applied speedy dry to the fluids on the ground. Members also disconnected the batteries from each of the cars and awaited the arrival of Trumbull EMS to evaluate the occupants.

Trumbull Rotary club donates pet masks to NFD
Friday, January 27, 2017 
Official Press Release – For Immediate Release Event Date: January 26, 2017 Event Location: Nichols Fire Headquarters Type of Event: CPR Training and Lions Club Pet Oxygen Mask Donation On Thursday, January 26th, the Trumbull Lions Club donated Pet Oxygen Masks to members of the Nichols Fire Department in Trumbull, Connecticut during their annual CPR refresher training. Firefighters recertify in CPR and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) every year. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Trumbull Lions Club, Firefighters will have additional masks to help render aid to family pets in 2017. Pictured accepting Pet Oxygen Masks from Dick Dalling of the Lions Club is Assistant Fire Chief John DelVento and members of the Nichols Fire Department. Distributing Pet Oxygen Mask to Trumbull’s First Responders is just one of many initiatives of the Trumbull Lions Club, if you are interested in the club membership visit them on facebook. The Nichols Fire Department would like to remind all residents to always have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their residence, because the most tragic loss of life is the one that could have been prevented with the installation of a new battery. Visit us on facebook.

Garbage truck fire on Nutmeg drive
Friday, January 6, 2017 
At 12:32 pm today Nichols Engine 301 ,Rescue 300, TC 103 and TC Car 1 responded to a reported truck fire on Nutmeg Drive. Arriving units found an alert driver of a garbage truck who noticed that his load was on fire and took immediate actions. He found a secluded part of the parking lot and dumped the burning debris and then positioned his truck away from the burning garbage prior to FD arrival. With the assistance of Trumbull Public Works department the debris was spread out to make extinguishment easier.

Nichols goes RIT to Lake Avenue structure fire
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 
At 3:09am this morning Long Hill along with Trumbull Center and Nichols as RIT were dispatched to a Lake Avenue residence for the report of the second floor filling with smoke. Trumbull Center Car 1 arrived minutes later and reported a fire in a room on the second floor and partially knocked it down with a water can. First arriving Long Hill Ladder 204 and Engine 206 assisted with suppression and overhaul while all other companies staged while they checked for extension. All companies were released a short time later and the Trumbull Fire marshals office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Andrew Kingsbury sworn in as Acting Chief of Department
Thursday, December 22, 2016 
The Nichols Fire Dept. would like to congratulate Andrew Kingsbury on his new appointment as Acting Chief of the Nichols Fire Department. Members were informed tonight at the NFD members Christmas party of the Commission's choice for the new acting chief. Acting Chief Kingsbury takes the helm of the NFD starting January 1st 2017. Please welcome and congratulate Acting Chief Kingsbury on his new role

Reported ice rescue at Governor Trumbull way
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 
Just before 4pm, Long Hill along with Trumbull Center, Nichols and EMS were dispatched to the corner of Main St and Governor's Trumbull Way for a report of a child that may have gone through the ice. Firefighters used a high definition underwater search camera (carried by Nichols FD Truck 304) to investigate the body of water under the ice in conjunction with a search of the perimeter conducted by the firefighters. Just as the last units were clearing, fire department personnel were able to speak with friends of the parents and confirmed the children were safely accounted for. Great job and quick response by all services!

Nichols goes as RIT to Heavenly Lane structure fire
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
Just after 11am this morning Trumbull Center along with Long Hill and Nichols as RIT were dispatched to the report of a structure fire on Heavenly Lane. When firefighters arrived around 11:15 a.m. they saw smoke showing from the rear of the two and one-half story house. The fire was beneath a three-season porch of the 5,174-square foot Colonial house. A smoke conditions was reported on the first and second floor of the nine-room house. Fans were brought in to ventilate the structure. Firefighters removed some of the siding near the location of the fire to determine that there was no extension into the crawl space. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes with companies remaining on scene with the fire marshals office to determine the area of origin.

Nichols goes RIT to Heavenly Lane in Trumbull Center for structure fire
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
TRUMBULL - Firefighters extinguished a blaze at 23 Heavenly Lane on Saturday morning. When firefighters arrived around 11:15 a.m. they saw smoke showing from the rear of the two and one-half story house. The fire was beneath a three-season porch of the 5,174-square foot Colonial house. Smoke conditions were reported on the first and second floor of the nine-room house. Fans were brought in to ventilate the structure. Firefighters are removing the siding near the location of the fire to determine it has not spread into a crawl space. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes. Dispatch reports say a 37-year-old man, who resides in the house, complained of smoke inhalation. At around noon, the scene was declared under control

NFD does stand by at NIA Annual holiday bonfire
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
Immediately following the family Christmas party members of the NFD were off to assist with a stand by at the annual NIA holiday bonfire. Engine 301 and Rescue 300 were strategically placed to monitor the 100 plus pallets stacked in the center of their parking lot when they were lit on fire. A total of 18 members were in attendance to monitor the event and other members of the department attended with their families. The NIA publicly thanked the department for their service to community and their unwavering commitment to help whenever asked! Thank you to all of those members who took time out of their schedules to make this event happen.

NFD annual family christmas party
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
The NFD once again celebrated the holidays getting together at station 1 and enjoying each others company. Our two department chefs, Craig Voytek and Craig Entwistle once again put forth a superb menu with all of the fixings whether you were young or old there was something for everyone! The meal was followed by the arrival of Santa Claus who stopped by the station to pass out gifts to each of the children in attendance. Just shy of 80 family members attended this years event and a special thank you to FF Christian Horch for being the chairman and to all who helped with the behind the scenes activities a big shout out to you also! We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas trees and fire safety
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
Holiday, candle and Christmas tree fire safety outreach materials Help increase awareness about holiday fires in your community with these messages and free materials. Facts about home holiday fires •One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems. •Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 40 reported home structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home structure fires. •A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly one in every six of Christmas tree fires. •More than half (56 percent) of home candle fires occur when something that can catch on fire is too close to the candle. •December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December, 11 percent of home candle fires began with decorations compared to 4 percent the rest of the year. Source: National Fire Protection Association

Cold weather heating tips from the NFD
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
-Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater -Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed -Never use your oven to heat your home -Test smoke alarms at least once a month -Install and test CO detectors if your home has any fuel burning appliances

Turkey Frying safety tips
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 
Over the past few years, deep fried turkey has become the latest trend in Thanksgiving festivities. The idea of frying a turkey may seem appealing, but the injuries and accidents that can occur by using a fryer outweigh any of the benefits. If you don’t take precautions, turkey fryers can be very dangerous and can result in an injury or fire. We strongly encourage to to follow these few safety tips. -Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors away from all buildings and decks. Local ordinance prohibits the use of outdoor cooking equipment within 20’ of any multi-family dwelling. -Fryers should be used on solid, flat surfaces to reduce accidental tipping. Fryers should not be overfilled with oil. -The turkey should be fully thawed prior to being placed in the fryer. -The fryer should never be left unattended and children and pets should be kept away from the fryer. -An all-purpose ABC fire extinguisher should be kept close by during fryer use. -Lastly, all instructions from the manufacturer should be strictly adhered to during use

Thanksgiving safety
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for homes fires involving kitchen equipment? The Nichols Fire Department wants to make sure our citizens are safe this Thanksgiving by providing these simple safety tips!

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