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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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Low angle evacuation and rope rescue training at NIA 5 pennies park
Friday, September 2, 2016 
Training this evening took place at the NIA 5 pennies park and members reviewed rope rescue operations and systems. Members went over how to set up a 4:1 and 3:1 system for victim removal from a sloped terrain area. The members were divided into two groups and switched spots after the first evolution. One group went over securing the patient in the stokes and hooking it up to the systems while the other group found bomb proof anchor points and built a system for removal. It was a very good review for all members and operations went well.

SCBA competence training with low profile and other maneuvers
Thursday, September 15, 2016 
Training for this evening took place at station 2 and was SCBA competence with 3 separate stations. One station was a low profile maneuver through a 16" opening. The second station involved 45 second donning drills to improve competence in getting ready. Finally members practiced buddy breathing using their own buddy breathing hose and assisting another firefighter. These are all skills that can save your life when things go bad and knowing your equipment is paramount in our business. Thank you to our instructors and the members who came out to participate!

MVA rollover Rte 8 north prior to exit 11
Sunday, September 11, 2016 
At 1:20 am this morning the NFD was dispatched to the report of an MVA rollover on route 8 NB prior to exit 11 with unknown entrapment. The first arriving unit Engine 301 arrived on scene and cut power to the car, while Rescue 300 arrived and provided scene safety. Arriving units were informed by State PD that all occupants were out of the vehicle. FD units remained on scene until the vehicle was removed from the median.

9/11 Please take a moment to remember today
Sunday, September 11, 2016 
Please take a moment to reflect on the events that took place 15 years ago in the City of New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania on 9/11/2001. Remember those members and their families of the various emergency services and the civilians who lost their lives doing their jobs. May god bless all of them and their family members!

Bail out training and recertification with Flash Fire industries
Thursday, September 8, 2016 
Our weekly Thursday evening drill was held at station one and members were able to become certified for the issuance of a bail out device upon completion of a training course. Other members in attendance who had already been issued a device were recertified by performing practice jumps with Flash Fire Industries. While this training was going on, members were also performing forcible entry on the practice door in the rear garage of headquarters. 5 members were issued new bail out devices and a number of other members were recertified! A special thanks to Dan Gordon for training and recertifying our folks on their life saving devices!

Structure fire on Daniels Farm Road
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 
Around 1:30pm Trumbull Center, Long Hill and Nichols as the RIT responded to Daniels Farms Road for the report of smoke coming from a house. Crews arrived finding a vacant 2.5 story house well off the road with heavy fire and smoke showing from all floors and the attic. An initial exterior attack was started with large hand lines and the fire was knocked down. Crews then stretched 2 1 3/4" hand lines to the interior of the residence to extinguish any remaining fire. Multiple mutual aid companies were summoned to the scene and for coverage at the various stations throughout town. Responding mutual aid companies came from Stepney, Monroe, Huntington Co. 3, Pine Rock Co. 4, Echo Hose H&L Co. 1, Derby Storm Engine Co. 12 to Nichols for Station coverage. A special thanks to our surrounding companies for providing us with manpower and coverage during this alarm. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Trumbull Fire Marshals office and is undetermined at this time.

Firefigther CPR training with RIT
Thursday, August 25, 2016 
Drill this week was Firefighter CPR. Special thanks to Leland Fire http://fd-cpr.com/ and Baltimore County Fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQGn1oFOXX0 for the training videos. Crews watched the videos and jumped right into practicing the techniques. The process was tried with several different firefighters as well as with the Drag Rescue Device (DRD) engaged. Plans are to continue practicing this during future drills on CPR, SCBA, and RIT

Shelton Road lightning strike wire down turns into natural gas fed fire
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 
At Approximately 21:09 hrs. Nichols was dispatched to a report of wires down, Engine 301, Truck 304 and Rescue 300 responded. Upon Rescue 300ís arrival the officer confirmed a primary electrical wire down on the road arcing and Nichols Car 4 took command. Command called dispatch and asked for UI to be dispatch to this location to de energize the line so crews could work safely in the area. During this time the arcing wire came in contact of the lawn of 465 Shelton Rd and the arc traveled to the homes natural gas line and crews heard several short burst and the gas line ruptured creating fire eruption from the ground. At this time structure fire protocol was called due to smoke exiting the home. When Structure fire protocol was established Nichols Car 3 responded to the scene after placing another incident under control. At this time Engine 302, Nichols Car 2 and service 307 responded to the scene. Upon arrival Nichols Car 2 command was transferred from Car 4 to Car 2, Nichols Car 3 assumed operations. Long Hill and Trumbull Center Fire were added to the call as well as out of town RIT provided by Huntington Company 3, Engine 32. During this time Engine 301 stretched hand lines for exposure protection with the assistance of 304ís crew and a water supply was established by Company 3 for 301. Engine 302 established a water supply from 300 to cool down the road in front of the fire, while Engine 301 continued to wet down the exterior of the home from the exposure. LHFD Ladder 204, Squad 209 and LH4 were on scene. Along with Trumbull Center Engine 102 and Trumbull Car 4. Trumbull EMS established a rehab sector along with Shelton and crews were rotated thru rehab every 20 minutes. Trumbull Center 104 staged at Nichols station one during the incident. The UI along with the Gas Company were on scene de energizing the power and the Gas Company proceeded to shut down the main gas line. Fire crews continued protecting exposures until the fire burnt itself out. Once the fire was out crews remained on scene for undetermined amount of time repacking LDH hose and placing apparatus back in service. Crews were back in service approximately 01:20 hrs. Wednesday morning Submitted by- Nichols Car 2

Sandy Piccirillo wife of past Chaplain Joseph Piccirillo passes away
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
At 2pm yesterday afternoon a memorial service was held in the memory of Sandy Piccirillo, wife of past Nichols FD member Chaplain Joseph Piccirillo. Sandy lost her battle with cancer last week and a service was held at the Nichols United Methodist church to remember her. Our condolences go out to Pastor Joseph and the Piccirillo family along with Sandy's family. Sandy was a person full of energy and was always with PJ attending events around the firehouse and in the community. She was a person who was easy to speak to and was genuinely interested in what you had to say and enjoyed being with people. She will be sorely missed by her family and by this community. Pastor Joe please accept our sincerest condolences and you are in our thoughts and prayers

Fire Commissioner Ron Butz Sr. passes away
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
Late this afternoon the members of the Nichols Fire Department were notified of the passing of Fire Commissioner Ron Butz Sr. Ron was currently the Chairman of the fire commission and a past Captain in the department. The Nichols Fire Department and Town of Trumbull has lost one of its most dedicated firefighters and loving members. Ron was always there to help and did not need to be asked, he just knew when you needed a hand and was there to lend it. When there was a committee meeting or function at the firehouse he was there, that was Ron. Saturdays hanging with the old guys at Station 2 became his most recent habit. He always put the members first and himself second. He was also a man who didn't "beat around the bush", you knew where you stood with Ron and for that we are all grateful. His void in the department can never be filled and his smiling face and tender voice will never be forgotten. He loved the firehouse as much as he loved his family. To Martha, Ron Jr., Chrissy, past Chief and brother John Butz and the rest of the family- We are here for you! Please know that we send our thoughts and prayers. As for Big Ron, rest in peace brother we will never forget you and your work at the firehouse will be continued, we love you brother!

Trumbull Moms club thanks members for fire prevention training
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 
Everyone likes to get mail, especially when it's a thank you card from the Trumbull Mom's Club after a fire prevention visit to the Nichols firehouse !! For those members that haven't see the card at station one, here a couple pictures of it.

Water rescue training at Pinewood Lake
Thursday, July 7, 2016 
On July 7th at 1930 hours the Nichols Fire Dept. reported to Pinewood Lake to train for water rescue. Each member of the crew was assigned a different task. Two fire fighters Craig Entwistle and Christian Horch were assigned as swimmers in distress, while the others in the crew were tasked at making rescues using the RDC (an inflatable rescue boat) as well as other water rescue equipment. The training evolutions were completed in a few hours. It was a fun hands on learning experiance for all involved

Craig Thompson sworn in as Station 2 Captain
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 
On Tuesday July 5th the Nichols Fire Department held it's monthly meeting at Nichols Station 1. During the meeting Craig Thompson was sworn in as Captain. Craig will be the new house captain for station 2

MVA Rte 25 north in the area of Exit 9
Sunday, June 26, 2016 
Nichols Fire Department was dispatched on June 26 at 3:36 am for a motor vehicle accident on route 25 in the area of exit 9. Rescue 300 and Engine 302 responded. Crews provided scene safety and lighting for EMS, State Police investigations and wrecker operations. Fluid spills were addressed and units were returned approximately on hour later

Mia and Caroline Tutu fundraiser
Sunday, June 5, 2016 
The Mia and Caroline fundraiser was held on Sunday June 5th to raise money for two young ladies who are suffering from the same medical issue. One of the your ladies is the daughter of one of our own Trumbull Firefighters and teachers Jim McCaffrey of Long Hill FD. FD members came out in force and provided personnel for the cooking and distribution of all of the food served at the event. Over 600 people came out to support these two young ladies and raise funds to assist with their medical issues. A big thank you to all of the members and their families of the three Trumbull fire departments for showing their love and support by helping out. This was a great event for a great cause!

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