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Nichols Fire Dept.
100 Shelton Road
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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Water rescue training at Pinewood Lake
Thursday, July 7, 2016 
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On July 7th at 1930 hours the Nichols Fire Dept. reported to Pinewood Lake to train for water rescue. Each member of the crew was assigned a different task. Two fire fighters Craig Entwistle and Christian Horch were assigned as swimmers in distress, while the others in the crew were tasked at making rescues using the RDC (an inflatable rescue boat) as well as other water rescue equipment. The training evolutions were completed in a few hours. It was a fun hands on learning experiance for all involved

 
   
   
Craig Thompson sworn in as Station 2 Captain
   
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 
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On Tuesday July 5th the Nichols Fire Department held it's monthly meeting at Nichols Station 1. During the meeting Craig Thompson was sworn in as Captain. Craig will be the new house captain for station 2

 
Trumbull Moms club thanks members for fire prevention training
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 
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Everyone likes to get mail, especially when it's a thank you card from the Trumbull Mom's Club after a fire prevention visit to the Nichols firehouse !! For those members that haven't see the card at station one, here a couple pictures of it.

 
   
   
MVA Rte 25 north in the area of Exit 9
Sunday, June 26, 2016 
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Nichols Fire Department was dispatched on June 26 at 3:36 am for a motor vehicle accident on route 25 in the area of exit 9. Rescue 300 and Engine 302 responded. Crews provided scene safety and lighting for EMS, State Police investigations and wrecker operations. Fluid spills were addressed and units were returned approximately on hour later

 
   
   
Mia and Caroline Tutu fundraiser
Sunday, June 5, 2016 
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The Mia and Caroline fundraiser was held on Sunday June 5th to raise money for two young ladies who are suffering from the same medical issue. One of the your ladies is the daughter of one of our own Trumbull Firefighters and teachers Jim McCaffrey of Long Hill FD. FD members came out in force and provided personnel for the cooking and distribution of all of the food served at the event. Over 600 people came out to support these two young ladies and raise funds to assist with their medical issues. A big thank you to all of the members and their families of the three Trumbull fire departments for showing their love and support by helping out. This was a great event for a great cause!

 
   
   
Air bag training with construction items
Thursday, June 2, 2016 
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Crews worked with the new air bag system on R300. Instead of working with the typical motor vehicle, crews faced three challenging obstacles. The first was a two thousand pound concrete block. The second station had station 1 and 2 competing to see who could raise and stabilize large concrete drainage pipes. Lastly the crew worked to set up lifting on piece of construction equipment. Special thanks to past chief Plofkin for teaching and DC Tomas and LT O'Keefe for setting up the drill

 
   
   
Memorial day preparations
   
Thursday, May 26, 2016 
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Tonight members had a work party at Station 2 to prepare Rescue 300 and Engine 301 for the upcoming Memorial Day parade

 
NFD members obtain state Firefighter 1 certification
   
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 
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Earlier this month at the Nichols Fire Departments monthly meeting 3 senior firefighters were acknowledged for their hard and successful work with completing the State of Connecticut Firefighter One Class. These three members have now moved from the probationary firefighter category to interior structural firefighter within the department. Congratulations to firefighters Matthew Taormina, Andrew Banas, and Brendan Murray on completing the class. Job well done !

 
Trumbull public safety day at Westfield Shopping mall
Saturday, April 30, 2016 
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On Saturday April 30th the Nichols Fire Dept. participated at the Public Safety Day along with the Trumbull emergency services from Long Hill FD. Trumbull Center FD. Trumbull EMS and the Trumbull Police Department. The event allowed the public to see the equipment that the emergency services use on a daily basis was held at The Westfield Shopping Town Trumbull Mall from 11am -2pm. Thank you to the members that gave up their afternoon to staff Rescue 300 for the event.

 
   
   
Trumbull Moms club has fire prevention visit
Friday, April 29, 2016 
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At 10am this morning the Nichols Fire Department hosted the Trumbull Moms club for a fire prevention visit with their children. Captain Jason Mumbach assisted by Deputy Chief Rob Tomas and past Chief John Plofkin Jr. showed the children the fire station and fire engines. Captain Mumbach gave the children and parents a lesson on fire prevention including how to dial 911, make sure to have a meeting place, don't hide when there is a fire and a favorite by all the kids "Stop, drop and roll" At the completion of the classroom portion the kids and their parents were taken outside and allowed to climb into the fire trucks and take pictures. The Nichols Fire department would like to thank the parents and their families for joining us today! We hope that a few of our attendees today come back to join us when they are 16 years old and can become a volunteer firefighter.

 
   
   
Start Knowing Start Believing with BC PJ Norwood
Thursday, April 28, 2016 
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On Thursday April 28th the Nichols Fire Dept. hosted Deputy Chief PJ Norwood of the East Haven Fire Dept. to teach our weekly drill. Chief Norwood presented the topic of controlled ventilation and fire paths that can be effected by venting. A wooden prop called "the dollhouse" was used in a controlled live burn to show the effects of venting different areas of the house and how the fire can spread rapidly throughout the structure. Many different topics were touched on during drill and the membership would like to thank Chief Norwood for his presentation. Chief Norwood can be found on social media, Twitter @PJNorwood FaceBook PJ Norwood and also on Twitter @StopBlvingStrtKnwng

 
   
   
Structure Fire on White Plains Road
Sunday, April 24, 2016 
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At approximately 430pm this afternoon, Trumbull Center, Long Hill and Nichols Fire Departments were dispatched 175 White Plains Rd. for a structure fire. Upon arrival, units were met with heavy fire from the rear and roof of the structure. While the fire is currently under investigation by the Trumbull Fire Marshall's office, early indicators is the fire started on the outside rear of the structure. The fire was placed under control at 618pm and units are in the process of picking up. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. Monroe Fire sent 2 units to the scene while Shelton provided station coverage in Trumbull Center

 
   
   
Truck 304 to Lake Zoar in Monroe to fill SCUBA bottles for PD training
Sunday, April 10, 2016 
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This morning around 11:30am the Nichols Fire Department was toned out for a special request for truck 304 "Fresh Air and Sunshine" to respond to the Lake Zoar boat ramp in Monroe to assist Trumbull PD with refilling scuba dive team bottles. Truck 304's crew filled multiple air bottles while on scene and was later released and placed back in service around 1:00 pm

 
   
   
RECRUITMENT OPEN HOUSE this SATURDAY APRIL 9th
   
Thursday, April 7, 2016 
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THE NICHOLS FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE RUNNING A RECRUITMENT DRIVE THIS SATURDAY APRIL 9TH FROM 10AM TO 2PM AT BOTH OF OUR STATIONS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC ORGANIZATION. PLEASE STOP BY EITHER OF OUR LOCATIONS; 100 SHELTON ROAD 582 BOOTH HILL ROAD MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AND GIVING BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY.

 
When Does A Volunteer Firefighter Work?
   
Thursday, April 7, 2016 
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When Does A Volunteer Firefighter Work? Volunteer firefighters work whenever they are able to respond, any time day or night, every time there is a call for help. Some are able to respond during the day, so they do. Others are only available at night. No volunteer can respond to every single call, but many try. Learn more at our Open House on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m

 
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