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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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Garbage truck fire on Nutmeg drive
Friday, January 6, 2017 
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At 12:32 pm today Nichols Engine 301 ,Rescue 300, TC 103 and TC Car 1 responded to a reported truck fire on Nutmeg Drive. Arriving units found an alert driver of a garbage truck who noticed that his load was on fire and took immediate actions. He found a secluded part of the parking lot and dumped the burning debris and then positioned his truck away from the burning garbage prior to FD arrival. With the assistance of Trumbull Public Works department the debris was spread out to make extinguishment easier.

 
   
   
Nichols goes RIT to Lake Avenue structure fire
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 
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At 3:09am this morning Long Hill along with Trumbull Center and Nichols as RIT were dispatched to a Lake Avenue residence for the report of the second floor filling with smoke. Trumbull Center Car 1 arrived minutes later and reported a fire in a room on the second floor and partially knocked it down with a water can. First arriving Long Hill Ladder 204 and Engine 206 assisted with suppression and overhaul while all other companies staged while they checked for extension. All companies were released a short time later and the Trumbull Fire marshals office is investigating the cause of the fire.

 
Reported ice rescue at Governor Trumbull way
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 
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Just before 4pm, Long Hill along with Trumbull Center, Nichols and EMS were dispatched to the corner of Main St and Governor's Trumbull Way for a report of a child that may have gone through the ice. Firefighters used a high definition underwater search camera (carried by Nichols FD Truck 304) to investigate the body of water under the ice in conjunction with a search of the perimeter conducted by the firefighters. Just as the last units were clearing, fire department personnel were able to speak with friends of the parents and confirmed the children were safely accounted for. Great job and quick response by all services!

 
   
   
Nichols goes as RIT to Heavenly Lane structure fire
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
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Just after 11am this morning Trumbull Center along with Long Hill and Nichols as RIT were dispatched to the report of a structure fire on Heavenly Lane. When firefighters arrived around 11:15 a.m. they saw smoke showing from the rear of the two and one-half story house. The fire was beneath a three-season porch of the 5,174-square foot Colonial house. A smoke conditions was reported on the first and second floor of the nine-room house. Fans were brought in to ventilate the structure. Firefighters removed some of the siding near the location of the fire to determine that there was no extension into the crawl space. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes with companies remaining on scene with the fire marshals office to determine the area of origin.

 
Nichols goes RIT to Heavenly Lane in Trumbull Center for structure fire
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
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TRUMBULL - Firefighters extinguished a blaze at 23 Heavenly Lane on Saturday morning. When firefighters arrived around 11:15 a.m. they saw smoke showing from the rear of the two and one-half story house. The fire was beneath a three-season porch of the 5,174-square foot Colonial house. Smoke conditions were reported on the first and second floor of the nine-room house. Fans were brought in to ventilate the structure. Firefighters are removing the siding near the location of the fire to determine it has not spread into a crawl space. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes. Dispatch reports say a 37-year-old man, who resides in the house, complained of smoke inhalation. At around noon, the scene was declared under control

 
NFD does stand by at NIA Annual holiday bonfire
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
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Immediately following the family Christmas party members of the NFD were off to assist with a stand by at the annual NIA holiday bonfire. Engine 301 and Rescue 300 were strategically placed to monitor the 100 plus pallets stacked in the center of their parking lot when they were lit on fire. A total of 18 members were in attendance to monitor the event and other members of the department attended with their families. The NIA publicly thanked the department for their service to community and their unwavering commitment to help whenever asked! Thank you to all of those members who took time out of their schedules to make this event happen.

 
   
   
NFD annual family christmas party
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
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The NFD once again celebrated the holidays getting together at station 1 and enjoying each others company. Our two department chefs, Craig Voytek and Craig Entwistle once again put forth a superb menu with all of the fixings whether you were young or old there was something for everyone! The meal was followed by the arrival of Santa Claus who stopped by the station to pass out gifts to each of the children in attendance. Just shy of 80 family members attended this years event and a special thank you to FF Christian Horch for being the chairman and to all who helped with the behind the scenes activities a big shout out to you also! We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 
   
   
Christmas trees and fire safety
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
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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

 
   
   
Cold weather heating tips from the NFD
   
Saturday, December 10, 2016 
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-Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater -Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed -Never use your oven to heat your home -Test smoke alarms at least once a month -Install and test CO detectors if your home has any fuel burning appliances

 
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.

 
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