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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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Please remember to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries
Sunday, March 12, 2017 

NFD 100th Anniversary kickoff dinner photos from January 21st event
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 
On January 21st the NFD held a kickoff dinner to begin celebrating the existence of the department since 1917. Over 150 people attended the event which was hampered by a snow and ice storm that hit the area. Here are some of the photos of those in attendance.

Andrew Kingsbury officially sworn in as Chief of Department
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 
At the close of last evenings monthly business meeting Andrew Kingsbury was sworn in as Chief of department. Andy had assumed the role of Acting Chief since the January meeting and now has been upgraded to his official rank as chief. Please take a moment to congratulate him on this momentous occasion!

Upcoming training for the month of March
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 
Per Captain Mumbach below is a list of upcoming training for members of the NFD: March 9th - Trucks Check and Equipment Training March 16th - Hose advancement practical with FTI - March 23rd - Hose advancement practical with FTI - March 30th - Metering Class - Chris from American Safety Additionally, Long Hill has invited us to participate in RIT training this month with PL Vulcan (no probies). Those dates are March 14th - Packaging and getting the FF on air March 21st - Removal Techniques March 28th - scenario(s) If you want to attend any of the RIT classes, please email so that I can coordinate apparatus.

Firefighter 1 training master streams
Saturday, March 4, 2017 
Members of all 3 Trumbull fire departments firefighter 1 program spent Saturday doing practical training with master stream appliances. Members went over all aspects of flowing large caliber streams and the safety aspects and dangers associated with these appliances.

MVA Nichols Avenue at Silver Lane
Thursday, February 16, 2017 
At 3:39 pm this afternoon Nichols FD was dispatched to their third call of the day at Nichols Avenue and Silver Lane for the motor vehicle accident with fluid spill. Rescue 300 arrived on scene and reported a 2 car MVA with heavy front end damage on fluids on the ground. FD personnel established a safe area using the apparatus to block and then applied speedy dry to the fluids on the ground. Members also disconnected the batteries from each of the cars and awaited the arrival of Trumbull EMS to evaluate the occupants.

Nichols FD St. Patricks T-shirt fundraiser
Thursday, February 16, 2017 
Nichols FD St. Patrick's Day T-shirt sale !!! Shirts will be $15.00 each and the proceeds will be donated to CT Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. All shirts are preorder only. To place an order call or text firefighter Joe Petrino at 203-673-6216 or email jpet73@yahoo.com. Available sizes are youth medium to adult 5x. Please be advised that the final cutoff date for the order is March 1st.

Trumbull Lions club donates pet masks to NFD
Friday, January 27, 2017 
Official Press Release – For Immediate Release Event Date: January 26, 2017 Event Location: Nichols Fire Headquarters Type of Event: CPR Training and Lions Club Pet Oxygen Mask Donation On Thursday, January 26th, the Trumbull Lions Club donated Pet Oxygen Masks to members of the Nichols Fire Department in Trumbull, Connecticut during their annual CPR refresher training. Firefighters recertify in CPR and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) every year. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Trumbull Lions Club, Firefighters will have additional masks to help render aid to family pets in 2017. Pictured accepting Pet Oxygen Masks from Dick Dalling of the Lions Club is Assistant Fire Chief John DelVento and members of the Nichols Fire Department. Distributing Pet Oxygen Mask to Trumbull’s First Responders is just one of many initiatives of the Trumbull Lions Club, if you are interested in the club membership visit them on facebook. The Nichols Fire Department would like to remind all residents to always have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their residence, because the most tragic loss of life is the one that could have been prevented with the installation of a new battery. Visit us on facebook.

Garbage truck fire on Nutmeg drive
Friday, January 6, 2017 
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 
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.

Andrew Kingsbury sworn in as Acting Chief of Department
Thursday, December 22, 2016 
The Nichols Fire Dept. would like to congratulate Andrew Kingsbury on his new appointment as Acting Chief of the Nichols Fire Department. Members were informed tonight at the NFD members Christmas party of the Commission's choice for the new acting chief. Acting Chief Kingsbury takes the helm of the NFD starting January 1st 2017. Please welcome and congratulate Acting Chief Kingsbury on his new role

Reported ice rescue at Governor Trumbull way
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 
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 
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 
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 
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.

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