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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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NFD does water rescue training at Pinewood lake with lifeguards
Thursday, July 20, 2017 
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Weekly Training for Nichols FD. Members of the Nichols Fire Dept. train every Thursday evening on various topics. Last week, water search and rescue was the chosen drill topic. Members trained at The Pinewood Lake in district for a report of a missing child off the beach area of the lake. As firefighters arrived "on scene" they were met with an ongoing scenario already in progress. Lifeguards on duty had joined the training exercise and had begun their search for the missing child. The lifeguards began with performing a grid search while joined by the arms in the swimming area. Once the depth increased they swam and dove checking the area. Firefighters on scene started to gather information from eye witnesses to better pinpoint a last seen location of the victim. Crews used a portable inflatable boat and were equipped with an illuminated underwater camera to scan the water where the victim was last seen. Additional firefighters commandeered kayaks and a row boat near by to provide scene safety for the working lifeguards. Firefighters were able to locate the submerged training dummy and brought it to shore ending the training scenario. After crews placed the equipment back in service a critique was held and members reviewed the nights operations. After drill was complete the NFD Chefs provided a bbq dinner for the lifeguards and firefighters that participated in the evenings training

 
   
   
NFD takes in car fire on Rte 25 South at the Rte 15 on ramp
Thursday, July 20, 2017 
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On Thursday July 20th at 17:11 the Nichols FD. was dispatched to Route 15 southbound for a reported car fire. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the dispatched report and advised incoming units that the fire was at the RT. 15SB & RT. 25 merge. Rescue 300 arrived on scene and began fire suppression operations. Additional arriving apparatus aided in scene safety and overhaul of the burned car. Once assigned tasks were complete all units returned to service.

 
   
   
Booth Hill School students win ride to school in fire truck
Thursday, June 15, 2017 
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Booth Hill students received an end-of-year treat with a ride to school today on Engine 301. The students arrived in style and were greeted by fellow students at the front door. A great way to start the day !!

 
   
   
St. Catherine School students win ride to school in fire truck
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
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Nichols firefighters give students a ride to school !!! These lucky students got to ride in a fire truck and were dropped off at St. Catherine's school in Engine 301. You can tell by their smiles that they all enjoyed the trip

 
   
   
Route 8 MVA near exit 10
   
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
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Nichols firefighters respond to Route 8 for a reported motor vehicle accident. On 6/13/17 at 2:16 pm crews responded to the area of exit 10 southbound for an MVA with injuries. Firefighters secured the scene and created a safety zone for medical crews to work.

 
Vehicle accident Booth Hill Rd. at Wisteria
Monday, June 12, 2017 
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At 4:11pm this afternoon the NFD was dispatched to the report of a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle into a stationary object. Nichols Car 1, Squad 309 and Engine 301 arrived to find 2 vehicles involved with one off the roadway. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage and one patient was transported to the hospital by EMS.

 
   
   
Vehicle down embankment on Pinewood Trail
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 
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On Wednesday May 30th at 15:16 hours the Nichols Fire Dept responded to a reported motor vehicle accident involving a stationary object. Crews arrived on scene and found an SUV down the embankment into a tree. Upon investigation it was determined that there was no occupants in the vehicle. ENG-301 & R-300 stood by on scene while the wrecker removed the vehicle.

 
   
   
NFD gives money to CT Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital
   
Thursday, May 25, 2017 
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On Thursday, May 25th, members of the Nichols Fire Department in Trumbull, Connecticut presented the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital a check for $2602. Nichols Firefighters raised the funds through sales of St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt to friends and fellow firefighters across the country, some as far away as California. Pictured accepting the check from Firefighter Joseph Petrino Sr. is Burn Center nurses Claudine Cody and Jonathan Quiles. To the left of Firefighter Petrino is Firefighter Sarah Vitone, pictured in the rear are Nichols Firefighters Nick Marrash, Joe Petrino Jr., Chief Andrew Kingsbury, and Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab. As the Memorial Day Weekend approaches, the Nichols Fire Department would like to remind all residents to keep fire safety and burn prevention in mind during their weekend activities. Approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury, and on average 8,900 home fires involve a grill or hibachi.

 
Structure fire at Avalon Gates brings everyone
Saturday, May 6, 2017 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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

 
   
   
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