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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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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.

 
   
   
Major fire in Bridgeport sends NFD units for coverage and filling SCBA
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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Just after 6:45 this evening the Bridgeport Fire Department was notified of a fire in a commercial building on Seaview avenue. First arriving companies were met with heavy fire and thick smoke coming from the building. The fire would escalate to 3 alarms with almost all Bridgeport companies committed along with Engines and Trucks from Fairfield, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, Milford and Fairfield County Hazmat. Nichols sent an Engine to fire headquarters along with Long Hill Truck 204, while Truck 304 responded to the scene with 307 to assume SCBA bottle filling operations. The filling operation was established up wind at the corner of seaview avenue and boston ave. with 5 personnel on scene. 307 picked up bottles from various command posts on all sides of the fire. Units returned from coverage shortly after 3:30 am

 
Trumbull Moms club drop off baskets of goodies to all Trumbull Fire stations
   
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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Trumbull moms group dropped off goodie baskets at all seven trumbull fire stations yesterday for 911. As most folks know, Trumbull is protected by all volunteer firefighters with no paid staff of any kind. The Trumbull Fire departments would like to take a moment to thank the Trumbull moms club for thinking of us on this solemn day of remembrance! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 
9/11 Remembrance service at station 1
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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This morning members of the Nichols Fire Dept. paid tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters that lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks. It is with pride and distinction we salute our fallen brothers. May they all rest in peace...

 
   
   
United Ride rolls through Trumbull and FD flies colors
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
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On September 10th the 13th annual united ride rolled through Trumbull and Quint 303 along with Ladder 204 flew the colors for the event on Main Street. As usual more than 2400 bikes rode in the event to raise money for the families affected by this tragedy.

 
Captains drill night at station 2 covers Quint 303 operations and set up
Thursday, September 4, 2014 
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The evening drill at both stations was a Captains training night. Members at station 2 reviewed equipment in compartments and also went over positioning of the apparatus, set up and operation of the ladder. Members enjoyed the evening and refreshed themselves on some items that they had not used in a while.

 
   
   
Weekly daytime drill on Gripp Hoist and come a long
Thursday, September 4, 2014 
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Throughout summer a small number of members have been assembling each Thursday to hold drills similar to the evening format.  This morning members assembled and reviewed how to operate and apply the Gripp Hoist and Come A Long carried on the rescue.  Members took turns setting up and using each device until they were comfortable with its operation.  Due to the small group in attendance very personalized training takes place and each member leaves with a firm grasp on how the item operates.  At the end of the training FF Sheehan took the time to label to Gripp Hoist so that members would remember where to feed the wire rope in and what each item is on the unit.  Everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves and learned a great deal in a short time!


 
   
   
Andrew Banas sworn in as senior member
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 
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At the conclusion of this months regularly scheduled business meeting, junior member Andrew Banas was sworn in as a senior member of the organization.  Andrew was escorted to the front of the meeting room by Deputy Chief Rob Tomas and Commissioner Rick Perachio recited the oath of office.  FF Banas is currently enrolled in Firefighter 1 and is expected to complete it very soon.


 
   
   
Station 1 does Marsars camera training at Pinewood
Thursday, August 28, 2014 
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On Thursday evening August 28th the members of station 1 went to Pinewood Lake to go over the "Banana Boat" deployment procedures and use of the Marsars Underwater search camera.  Members deployed the all purpose floating raft and utilized the underwater camera to scope out the bottom of the lake at Pinewood.  Members enjoyed the opportunity to train with this newer piece of equipment and were very impressed with its ability to see clearly underwater enabling the department to locate potential drowning victims without stirring up the bottom of the lake. 


 
   
   
74th annual members clambake held on August 24th behind firehouse
Sunday, August 24, 2014 
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On Sunday morning August 24th the 74th annual NFD members clambake was held behind station 1 starting at around 0900.  A good turnout of department members and LIFE MEMBERS were on hand to celebrate the end of summer and have a few moments to share on the past years accomplishments and memories.  The departments culinary staff Craig Entwistle and Craig Voytek started the day with the traditional liver, bacon and onion sandwiches and for those who cant handle them, egg sandwiches were available.  A bountiful number of steamed shrimp and raw clams were also available as appetizers throughout the day.  A special thanks to DC Rob Tomas and Past Chief Hjalmar Norrell who assisted with preparing food throughout the day and getting the main course prepared.  Members were treated with a traditional new england clambake with corn, potatoes, lobster, steamed clams, shrimp, steak and some other fixins.  The annual horseshoe tournament was won by Chief J. Brian McGovern and Dave "Moonlight" Roe taking home the grand prize.  Many past chiefs were also on hand to enjoy the day.  A big thanks to Commissioner Rick Perachio and firefighter Ron Butz for providing photos.  A great time was had by all!


 
   
   
Training held on Marsars underwater camera and sprinkler head shut off procedures
Thursday, August 21, 2014 
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Thursdays training exercises were held during both the day and night for members of the department.  The daytime drill consisted of training held on Pinewood lake reviewing procedures of how to use the Marsars underwater camera and the Oceanid boat.  Members deployed the boat and then used the camera to scour the bottom of the lake looking for anchors and other underwater items at the lakes bottom.  A nightime session was also held at the Pinewood clubhouse by members of station 2. 

Thursday evenings other training exercise was the annual sprinkler shut off training which was held at station 1.  Members got to try their skills at using the different types and styles of shutoff devices that our department carries on board our apparatus.  Members got a taste of how difficult it actually is to shut down a flowing sprinkler head!


 
   
   
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