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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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Rescue 300 at a car fire on RT 8






Turkey Frying safety tips
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 
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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 
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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!

 
MVA route 15 south exit 52 to Rte 8 ramp
Monday, November 14, 2016 
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At 1:14 pm today the NFD responded to an MVA on the Merritt parkway exit 52 ramp to Rt 8 SB exit ramp. Crews responding on Engine 301 and Rescue 300 found one car into guard rail with state PD on scene. The NFD checked for potential hazards from the accident and provided scene protection.

 
   
   
Multi vehicle MVA on Route 8 caused by deer strike
Monday, November 14, 2016 
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On Nov. 14th at 21:47 the Nichols Fire Dept. was dispatched along with Trumbull EMS to RT8 NB prior to exit 11 for the car vs deer. Rescue 300 arrived on scene, followed by Nichols car 2 and Engine 301 to find 6 disabled vehicles throughout the roadway. Crews applied speedy dry where needed and provided scene safety for EMS and police as they worked through the scene. Photos and write up provided by FF. T. Gay

 
   
   
Structure fire on Wilson Avenue in Trumbull Center
Sunday, November 13, 2016 
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At 9:58 today Nichols was dispatched, along with Trumbull Center and Long Hill, to 33 Wilson Avenue for the reported structure fire. First arriving chiefs reported a small brush fire that had extended to a storage shed and firewood pile at the rear of the property. The actual address of the incident turned out to be on Sylvan Ave. Nichols Car 1 responded with E-301, R-300 and E-302. E-301 was the first arriving Nichols apparatus, took the hydrant and laid a supply line in to E-103 that was deploying hose lines at the front of the residence. Crews made a quick knock down and overhauled the burning shed, mulch pile and firewood pile with foam. While crews were mopping up the Sylvan Ave fire, a second alarm came in for an activated commercial fire alarm at the senior housing complex on Hedgehog Circle. R-300 and E-302 cleared the first scene to respond to the automatic alarm with R-200.

 
   
   
Nichols goes as RIT to Long Hill Structure fire on Fernwood Road
Saturday, November 12, 2016 
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At 4:26 pm the Long Hill FD was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 220 Fernwood Road off of Park Lane. Trumbull Center and Nichols FD's were requested to assist as automatic aid and RIT. First arriving Long Hill units found a well advanced kitchen fire in the residence and began fire attack immediately. Crews were successful in knocking down the fire quickly and limiting fire damage to the room of origin. The fire is currently under investigation with the Trumbull Fire Marshals office and the family was displaced from the home.

 
Trailer fire on route 8 southbound near exit 8
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 
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At 7:14am this morning the NFD along with auto aid from Trumbull Center were dispatched to the report of a vehicle fire on Route 8 south in the area of the exit 8 off ramp. FD personnel arrived on scene and found a trailer on fire on the right hand side of the highway. Further information to follow.

 
   
   
Halloween safety patrol, a Nichols tradition since the 1980's
Monday, October 31, 2016 
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Halloween Safety Patrol. Tonight members of the Nichols Fire Department will be out patrolling the neighborhood to provide safety and lighting for trick or treaters as they walk from house to house. Fire apparatus will be driving around tonight, so when you see the firefighters wearing these special brightly colored tee shirts take a moment to say hello to the crews, they may even have a treat or two to pass out to the kids !!!! The NFD reminds everyone to be extra vigilant tonight while driving and to use caution keeping an eye on all of the excited kids too !!! Remember if there is a problem or emergency tonight to call 911 right away. Be sure to know the street name you're on and a house number that is close by. And don't forget to bring those flashlights with you tonight too !!!

 
   
   
Trumbull townwide probationary training program
Friday, October 28, 2016 
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Training update on the Trumbull Combined Probationary Class. Over the last two weeks students have had communications class and portable fire extinguishers. Last week students were given a basic intro to communication operations and were given a hands on scenario for proper use of portable radios. Last night the students were taught portable fire extinguishers. Students were broken down into groups that rotated amongst topics including basic extinguisher knowledge, operational techniques with small live fire extinguishment and refilling operation for the water can itself. After students rotated through these groups they were given the opportunity to continue to work on their SCBA skills practicing donning and doffing. Thank you to the members that assisted in the training and for continuing to instruct and mentor the new members

 
   
   
Weekly drill is a walk through of the Hawley Lane Mall
Thursday, October 27, 2016 
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Weekly training brought the members of the NFD to the Hawley Lane mall to review the multiple sprinkler systems in the various stores and to review alarm panel and stand pipe locations. FD personnel were escorted by mall management through the main corridor of the mall and access to all of the back areas including utilities, elevator room locations, various storage areas including trash compactors and their shut offs. Members ended the evening by driving around and reviewing the 3 different sprinkler connections located around the facility. Thank you to the 20 plus members who showed up to re-familiarize themselves with the facility and to mall management for allowing us this opportunity!

 
   
   
Another house fire in Long Hill
Thursday, October 27, 2016 
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At 1:29pm this afternoon the Long Hill FD was dispatched along with Trumbull Center and Nichols as the RIT to the reported structure fire on Madison Avenue near the mall exit. First arriving police officers arrived on scene and confirmed smoke showing from the residence. LH-2 arrived on scene and confirmed smoke showing from side A and fire showing from a second floor bedroom on side C. Squad 209 arrived on scene and stretched the initial attack line to the second floor. A second line was deployed by next arriving companies on scene. The fire was quickly knocked down and overhaul was then initiated. While this alarm was taking place, some units were dispatched to the Trumbull Shopping Park for a water flow alarm at Macy's which turned out to be a system error. See below comments from the CT Post. TRUMBULL -A Trumbull family has been displaced after Thursday’s fire in a Madison Avenue house. The American Red Cross is helping the family of three adults. The fire at 4153 Madison Ave. in Trumbull is under investigation by the fire marshal. The fire broke out in a second-floor bedroom of Cape Cod-style home Thursday afternoon. Long Hill Fire Department were waiting to figure out the cause after responding and put it out. A person was home at the time of the fire, but they did not suffer injuries, said Deputy Chief Alex Rauso, Jr. Trumbull police blocked off part of Madison Ave near the Westfield Mall while the situation was being handled. The fire was contained in the second-floor bedroom, but there was smoke and water damage inside the house. According to Trumbull property records, the two-story house built in 1949, has 1,767 square feet of living space. Monroe and Shelton fire departments provided station coverage while Trumbull firefighters are at the scene.

 
   
   
October fire prevention, Booth Hill School, St. Catherines school and All in One nursery school
Friday, October 21, 2016 
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October Fire Prevention activities are complete. Booth Hill Elementary School, St Catherine's Elementary School and All In One Pre School were all visited in past few weeks. Students from the age of three through second grade received in class fire prevention training and were treated to a tour of fire apparatus at their respective schools. Members also hosted an Open House that included multiple demonstrations and hands on learning. A special thank you the officers and members that took time to make this another successful year. Each year the Nichols Fire Department instructs over 350+ children in the aforementioned age groups at these schools. This is in addition to the many adults and children that attend our regularly scheduled Open House during the month of October. This is a dedication to our community that our membership is very proud of! Please be safe and remember to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors monthly!

 
   
   
Random Act of Kindness on front apron of station 1
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
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Definition - A "Random Act of Kindness" or #RAK is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to make people happier. That is exactly what the members of The Nichols Fire Department came across at Station 1 on Tuesday. Members found a kind hearted note written in chalk on the front driveway simply saying "Thank You Firemen!" The members of the NFD sincerely thank you for this note, and appreciate your kind efforts towards making our day better.

 
   
   
October is fire prevention month see important information below
   
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 
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With October being fire prevention safety month, please take a moment to check all of your detectors for proper placement and operation. A little bit of prevention goes a long way and can save a life!

 
Fox road house fire, then MVA with extrication on Route 25
   
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 
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At 3:08 p.m., the Long Hill, Trumbull Center and Nichols fire departments were dispatched to a fire at 100 Fox Road. Those first on the scene chief reported smoke coming from the Alpha side of the structure and declared a working fire. Long Hill and Trumbull Center firefighters soon arrived on scene and began suppression activities, located the fire and quickly got it extinguished. Nichols FD arrived on scene and provided RIT along with some overhaul and utility securing activities on their arrival. Mutual Aid station coverage was done automatically and Stepney FD covered Long Hill while Shelton FD covered Nichols FD. ROUTE 25 MVA WITH EXTRICATION During the fire, all three departments were dispatched to Route 25 north, near Route 111, for a motor vehicle accident with State PD reporting the need for extrication. Trumbull companies along with the mutual aid coverage companies reported one person needing extrication on their arrival “Firefighters found one person unable to exit the vehicle on the roof,” the Trumbull Volunteer Fire Co. posted on its Facebook page. “Firefighters secured the scene, stabilize vehicle, popped a door, applied speedy-dry and turned the scene over to Trumbull EMS who provided patient care.” Crews from the Stepney Fire Department in Monroe and Echo Hose in Shelton provided mutual aid were covering the Trumbull firehouses.

 
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