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River Road Extrication

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in MVA, Rescue

At around 8:30am companies 1 and 4 were dispatched to River Road and MT. Pleasant Street for a car vs a tanker truck. FM-1 arrived first reporting 1 occupant trapped in the vehicle. Engine 2 arrived  shortly after and removed both driver’s side doors, cut and  folded the vehicles roof back and made a cut into the dash and then rolled it up to free the patients legs. Engine 42 arrived and used the cutter tool to remove the B-post. The patient was removed in 17 minutes and transported to the hospital. Engine 2 stood by while the tow truck removed the vehicle.

Car Down an Embankment

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in MVA, Rescue

At 7:40 pm Companies  1 & 4 were dispatched to Laurelwood Drive for a car down an embankment. Engine 2 arrived finding a vehicle that went through a yard over a retaining wall and down an embankment into a tree and boulder. Firefighters and the VEMS medic began treating the patient while ropes, a ground ladder and a stokes basket was set up. The patient was removed, secured into the basket and brought up the hill by using ropes attached to the basket. The patient was in the care of EMS in under 20 minutes.

Structure fire with Rescue

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in Fire, Rescue

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At around 5:20 p.m. Companies 1, 4 & 5 were dispatched to 593 Howe Ave for the confirmed working structure fire. Ladder 33 from Co. 3 and Engine 11 from Derby were special called as well. Co.1 Firefighter Chris Jones was around the corner and spotted the fire. He immediately called it in and ran up to the home to better evaluate the situation. Tower 7 arrived minutes later, stretched a line and made entry to the home. Engine 2 arrived right after and established a water supply. While making their way to the fire room, Tower 7′s crew came upon an unconscious victim. They immediately dropped their hose line, grabbed the victim and began removal. They were met at the door by Engine 2′s crew who assisted. The victim was transported by Echo Hose Ambulance – The condition of the victim is unknown at this time. Crews were being told there may be someone else in the structure, so they immediately got back in and continued to search while others extinguished the fire. Thankfully, nobody else was found. Crews from Shelton & Derby began overhauling the structure and wetting down hot spots. The scene was turned over to the fire marshal’s office and all units returned shortly after cleaning up their equipment.

Small fire at Latex Foam

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in Fire

Just before 7 a.m. Co.1, Co.3 & Co.4 were dispatched to 12 Commerce Drive, Latex Foam for the reported working fire. Car 3 arrived on scene and reported a small fire inside the building. First in units from Co.3 stretched a line and extinguished the fire. Co. 1 units assisted with ventilation and CO monitoring due to the large amount of smoke in the building. Engine 42 from Pine Rock stood by at Co.3 for any future alarms. Units remained on scene until all the smoke was evacuated from the building.

Olivia Street Structure Fire – Mutual Aid

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in Fire

At 9:40 am Co.1 was dispatched to 314 Olivia Street in the City of Derby for the working structure fire. Derby units arrived on scene shortly after the dispatch and reported smoke showing from the home. Engine 2 arrived on scene and was assigned as the RIT crew.  Derby crews stretched a hose line, located a small fire and extinguished it. Crews put a good stop to the fire which held it to that area only. Engine 2 cleared shortly after.

Lagana Lane Structure Fire

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in Fire

20140112-180457.jpgCompanies 1, 3 & 5 were dispatched to 15 Lagana Lane for the reported structure fire. Car 5 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke showing with a vehicle on fire in the garage. Engine 52 with Tanker 59 arrived on scene, stretched a line and began to knock down the fire. Engine 2 arrived next, pulled a second line and sent a crew in to assist. Crews extinguished the fire and began the overhaul process. Units cleared shortly after. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

“Howe Ave Relief Fund”

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in Fundraiser

Photo- Valley Independent Sentinel

Photo- Valley Independent Sentinel

We would like to extend an enormous thank you to the Shelton & outlying communities that have stepped up to help their neighbors in need! We have fulfilled immediate needs of those who have been effected, but we need to start planning for their future. Gift cards to various department stores where they would be able to buy big ticket items to furnish their new residences, or personal necessities. Places like Walmart, Target, Stop & Shop, Walgreens – anything really, would be perfect.

We have some gentlemen who need work supplies. Gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and Walmart would be perfect to get them back to work. Some electronics are needed for work as well. Best Buy & Staples would be so helpful.

We are accepting monetary donations but ask that you bring them to Webster Bank, specifically the “Howe Ave Relief Fund.” Donations are accepted at any Webster Bank location so anyone anywhere can help.

Please stay tuned for more updates through our Webpage and Facebook page. We will try and post periodically with what we need and how you can help. Telling your friends to link up with us on Facebook and share these posts is the easiest way to help!

Again, thank you so much for all of your support!

Donations for Howe Ave Fire Residents

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in Fundraiser

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to those affected by Sunday nights fire. The amount of support from the community and surrounding towns has been tremendous and we can’t thank each and every one of you enough. We would also like to thank those who have volunteered their time these past couple days to help sort and prepare the donations. Along with that, thank you to the many local restaurants and businesses who have donated so much food for the responders during this fire as well as those affected by it. We can honestly say none of it has gone to waste!  As of right now (11:50a.m.) we are still collecting donations (adult clothing,bedding,toiletries,socks/underwear,non perishable foods,gift cards etc…) as well as looking for more volunteers to help out. Our phones have been ringing non stop so we would advise only calling if really necessary. Bring all donations to our fire house located at 379 Coram Ave – Shelton

RT8 MVA with Fire

Written by Firefighter Scollin. Posted in MVA

rt8southmvafireAt 7:17 p.m. Companies 1 & 3 were dispatched to Rt8 South between exits 12 – 11 for the reported MVA rollover with vehicle on fire. Tower 7 & Squad 5 from Co.1 arrived on scene first to find 1 vehicle on its side on fire. People who witnessed the crash pulled a victim out of the vehicle prior to the FD arriving. Tower 7 attended to the victim while Squad 5 knocked the fire down with an extinguisher. Engine 32 & Engine 35 arrived next, shut the highway down and continued to wet the vehicle down. 1 Person was transported by Echo Hose Ambulance with unknown injuries.

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