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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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MVA at the point of green damages NIA flag pole
Thursday, December 11, 2014 
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Just after 6pm this evening Trumbull dispatch reported an MVA car versus stationary object at Unity and Huntington Turnpike. Nichols Car 2 responded as well as Engine 301 and 302. Upon reaching the green Car 2 saw a vehicle on the green near the church. Car 2 investigated and relayed that there was no entrapment at this time and kept it to units on the air. The vehicle was traveling on Unity Rd when they lost control and traveled across the front lawn of the bunny fountain, across Huntington Turnpike up onto the green where it hit the flag pole and

 
Holiday, candle and Christmas tree fire safety
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 
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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

 
   
   
Annual NIA bonfire standy
   
Monday, December 15, 2014 
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The annual NIA bonfire was held this evening and started at approximately 1730 hours. Members of the Nichols FD were on hand to monitor the blaze while members of the community participated in singing Christmas carols during this annual event. Engine 302 and Rescue 300 were used for water supply and no significant issues occurred during this seasonal celebration. Thank you to all of our members for taking time out of their schedules during this holiday season.

 
MVA at the point of green damages NIA flag pole
Thursday, December 11, 2014 
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Just after 6pm this evening Trumbull dispatch reported an MVA car versus stationary object at Unity and Huntington Turnpike. Nichols Car 2 responded as well as Engine 301 and 302. Upon reaching the green Car 2 saw a vehicle on the green near the church. Car 2 investigated and relayed that there was no entrapment at this time and kept it to units on the air. The vehicle was traveling on Unity Rd when they lost control and traveled across the front lawn of the bunny fountain, across Huntington Turnpike up onto the green where it hit the flag pole and removing the flag pole from its location traveling an additional 20 ft where it came to rest. No other vehicles were involved . Occupant was treated by EMS. Units disconnected the battery and remained on scene until the wrecker removed the vehicle.

 
Forcible entry training using power tools
Thursday, December 11, 2014 
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This evenings drill was held behind station 1 using a van as a mock up for forcible entry training using multiple tools to gain access. Members were given a scenario of a person trapped within the vehicle with only alternate access routes to gain access. All normal access routes had been fortified and reinforced prior to the drill. This was a great opportunity for members to get hands on experience with tools that they seldom use on a daily basis.

 
   
   
Trumbull Center Structure fire and vehicle accident happen moments apart
Saturday, December 6, 2014 
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At 11:22 am on Saturday December 6th Trumbull Center was dispatched to the reported structure fire on Edison Road in the 400 block. Long Hill Asst Chief Sambrook arrived on scene minutes later and reported an exterior fire with the structure involved. Chief Sambrook also stated that the fire was in the area of a chimney and that the homeowner was attempting to extinguish with a garden hose. Upon further inspection Chief Sambrook reduced the assignment to an engine from Trumbull Center and another from Long Hill. While this was taking place Long Hill was dispatched to the report of a motor vehicle accident with a snapped pole, wires down with unknown entrapment on Main street at Park Lane. Nichols Quint 303 was rerouted to this assignment by command along with other Long Hill FD units responding in on the box. Trumbull Center Car 2 arrived and reported a snapped pole with primaries on the ground and everyone out of the car. Long Hill and Nichols units secured the scene and remained there until the arrival of UI and then it was turned over to Trumbull PD.

 
Odor of burning and visible smoke at Bow TIe cinemas brings upgraded response
Friday, November 28, 2014 
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At 10pm on Black Friday (Nov 28th) Nichols Fire was requested to assist Trumbull Center fire department for an odor of smoke at the Bow Tie Cinemas. Nichols Car 6 arrived with Tcfd engine 103 and established command. Engine 103 was assigned to investigate the interior of the building starting with theater 5, which was reported as the source of origin. Nichols Car 2 arrived on scene and was designated as Interior and provided direction for Trumbull Center Tower 104 and Nichols Engine 301 to locate the source of the issue. Quint 303 was instructed to ladder the roof and check for any issues affecting HVAC and mechanicals. Eventually, companies determined the cause to be a newly installed Roof top unit that was emitting a burning odor while operating.

 
   
   
Long Hill responds to automatic alarm and upgrades to structure fire response on Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27, 2014 
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On Thanksgiving evening the members of Long Hill FD were alerted to an automatic fire alarm at a residence on Normandy Road. First arriving companies found a residence with a smoke condition of unknown origin and immediately upgraded the alarm to a structure fire response. This added Trumbull Center as mutual aid and Nichols would be providing RIT services on the box. Quint 303 and Rescue 300 both made it to the staging area with 10 members on board. The source of the smoke was found to be a shop vacuum cleaner filter which had been on fire but was now out. All companies were returned to service while Long Hill companies ventilated.

 
First winter storm of season sends members on 3 quick alarms
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 
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At 1:04 pm Nichols was requested to respond to the area of 480 Shelton Road for the vehicle that went off the road and was located on a stone wall. Nichols Car 6 was first to arrive and reported one vehicle which appeared to have rolled over and on a stone wall with everyone out of the car. NFD members disconnected the battery to the car and checked for fluids leaking of which there were none. While picking up from the accident, Nichols was then dispatched at 1:22 pm to respond to 22 Green Ridge Road for the reported activated fire alarm. Units cleared the Shelton Road alarm and proceeded with the addition of Nichols car 2, Engine 301 and Trumbull Center Engine 103. While responding, dispatch notified NFD car 2 of an MVA with injuries on Route 8 south in the area of exit 10. Nichols Car 2 and Quint 303 were re-assigned to the MVA while Engine 301, car 6 and TC 103 took in the fire alarm. The Green Ridge call was placed under control upon arrival and Engine 103 was re assigned to the Route 8 incident. Quint 303 arrived and reported one car into the guardrail with heavy damage to the front end with an occupant still in the vehicle. Members used apparatus to block the area and then assisted the occupant needing medical attention. NFD members disconnected the battery and assisted Trumbull EMS with patient transfer to the ambulance. No other FD services were required.

 
Route 25 north at Exit 9 MVA rollover with entrapment
Saturday, November 15, 2014 05:07
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At 5:07 AM this morning Nichols was dispatched to the report of a vehicle accident with rollover in the area of exit 9. Nichols car 3 was first to arrive on scene and reported a 2 car accident under the overpass of Daniels Farm Road with one person still in a vehicle. Upon further inspection NFD car 3 requested a door pop from first arriving Rescue 300. Trumbull Center was also added to the assignment and Rescue 100 assisted with the accident. Quint 303 was returned to service as soon as access to the victim was gained. Rescue 300 remained on scene for the investigation and other units were released. No further FD actions were required.

 
Annual propane fire training
Thursday, October 23, 2014 
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On Thursday, October 23rd, the members of the NFD held a practical drill on extinguishing propane fires. This was hosted by Lt. Mike Rowan of the Long Hill Fire Department and Rural Gas. The members learned how to properly approach and shut-off the propane source, while cooling the tank and working as a team. This annual drill not only builds the skills needed to extinguish these types of fires, but also works on team-building, working as a crew, basic hose work and operations. A good and wet time was had by all.

 
Extrication training with eggs? Yup thats right!
Thursday, October 16, 2014 
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This morning firefighters took part in a hands on training focusing on finesse and control of hydraulic tools. The main objective of the drill was to get members to be able to pick up an egg off of a traffic cone and place it on another one. As firefighters went from road cone to road cone they switched out the tool going from the spreaders to the combi unit. One firefighter even used the tips of the cutter tool to maneuver the egg. Thank you to the members that participated in this mornings training session

 
   
   
NFD Members attend funeral for fallen firefighter in Hartford
Monday, October 13, 2014 
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Members of the Nichols Fire Department joined with thousands of brother and sister firefighters to pay tribute to Kevin Bell, of the Hartford Fire Department, who was killed fighting a two alarm house fire in that city last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bell family and the Hartford Fire Department during this time of mourning. A memorial fund has been established to benefit Bell's family. Donations can be sent to: Kevin L. Bell Memorial Family Fund c/o Hartford Fire Fighters' Survivors' Fund Farmington Bank, 669 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT 06033

 
   
   
Daytime training covers hands on extrication
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
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This morning at 09:00 members of the Nichols Fire Department preformed extrication training under the instruction of past chief John Plofkin Jr. The crew this morning went over basic extrication operations while focusing on letting our probationary members operate the hydraulic Hurst tools. The members got hands on guidance with using the cutters, spreaders and combi tool. Bravo to FF Banas and FF Hyland for their performance today.

 
Westfield holds public safety day
Saturday, September 13, 2014 
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A public safety day was held at the Westfield Trumbull Shopping park on Saturday September 13th. All of Trumbull's public safety services were represented at the event. It was a chance for the public to get up close and personnel with the towns emergency services personnel and their equipment.

 
   
   
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