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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.

Nichols Fire Department Image Of The Day

Forcible entry and Vertical ventilation training
Thursday, July 9, 2015 
Firefighters got to use a new training prop from Flash Fire Industries this past Thursday night for drill. This multi purpose training prop is a mobile trailer that is delivered right to the fire departments location. Nichols firefighters went over an array of hands on skills that ranged from proper ladder placement to power saw ventilation techniques included making actual cuts in a rebuildable roof section. This trailer also has an adjustable roof pitch, here it's set at 25 degrees for the members to train on. Crews also got hands on training with the forceable entry door during drill. Please take a moment to look up and follow Fire Flash Industries on their social media sites to book training for your department. We would like to thank our instructors for their personal expertise and knowledge given to our members; Paul DeBartolomeo of 28 Truck FDNY and Retired Captain Chris "Tug" Ward of the City of Stamford! Great job!

Rescue engine body moves on to paint booth
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 
The body of the new Rescue engine has been removed from the chassis after being fitted out and is now in the paint booth getting primed before paint. Progress as promised!

Public safety display at Hawley Lane mall
Thursday, July 2, 2015 
Members were out today with Engine 301 for a Touch A Truck detail at the Hawley Lane Mall. Thank you to the crew that gave their afternoon to staff the engine.

New members learn how to use brush equipment
Monday, June 22, 2015 
After members completed tonight's weekly truck checks a couple of the probationary firefighters had an impromptu training session on some of the brush fire equipment. Here you can see the guys trying out the "Indian Tanks". ‪#‎nicholsfire‬

Another car fire on the parkway
Sunday, June 21, 2015 
At 6:22pm on Sunday June 21st Nichols Fire Dept. was added to Trumbull Center Fire Dept.'s call on route 15 North Bound on the exit 51 off ramp for a car fire. Trumbull PD shut down the exit ramp allowing Nichols Rescue 300 to enter from the wrong way to quickly extinguish the car fire. Crews were on scene for a short time thus allowing a quick reopening of the exit ramp. ‪#‎nicholsfire‬

New Engine Rescue continues to plug along
Saturday, June 13, 2015 
Another photo update on the progress of our new vehicle. Committee members traveled to GK to look at the progress and verify specs.

More volunteer firefighter information
Friday, June 5, 2015 

Do you have what it takes to become a volunteer firefighter?
Friday, June 5, 2015 
the town of Trumbull's 3 volunteer fire companies are actively recruiting members of our community to become volunteer firefighters. If you have an interest please contact us at Nicholsfire.com or stop by one of our stations any Monday or Thursday evening. We are located at 100 Shelton Road or 582 Booth Hill Road in Trumbull, CT

Daytime drill covers pumping and hoselines
Thursday, June 4, 2015 
This mornings drill was pump training for FF. Perkowski and hose line time for the rest of Engine 301's crew.

Bridgeport Area Retired Firefighters Annual mass held
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 
Last night firefighters from around the area gathered in Fairfield to pay respect to our fallen brothers. The Bridgeport Area Retired Firefighters service is an annual event that takes place in a different town each year. Nichols Fire Dept. payed respect to fallen Asst. Chief George C. Butz who died in the line of duty on May 14th, 1971. The helmets of these fallen firefighters were presented on the alter as the fire bell rang signifying their duties were done.

Monthly business meeting sees new members sworn in and upgraded
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 
At last nights monthly meeting probationary firefighter Chris Hyland was sworn in as a senior member. Also during the meeting new member Brendan Murray was sworn in as a probationary member. Congratulations to Chris and welcome to the department Brendan.

Arden Road Structure fire and fire alarm
Friday, May 29, 2015 
At 4:28 am Trumbull dispatch transmitted the tones for a basement fire at the end of Arden Road in Trumbull Centers district. Long Hill Car 3 arrived on scene and reported smoke visible from the A/D corner of the building and confirmed a working fire. Long Hill Engine 209 and Ladder 204 arrived just ahead of Trumbull engine 103, took a hydrant and stretched a line to the seat of the fire. Ladder 204 opened up and provided a primary search with Trumbull Center members assisting with fire attack and search responsibilities. The fire was immediately knocked down and the residence was ventilated. Nichols Quint 303 and Rescue 300 along with NFD car 3 and car 1 provided RIT services to the working members. Once the incident was placed under control, Nichols units were dismissed. Minutes later Trumbull Center FD was dispatched for a fire alarm at 2 Daniels Farms Road in Trumbull Center. Nichols Rescue 300 and Quint 303 took in the alarm and eventually located an activated detector on floor 2 of the facility. No issues were found and both companies returned to service. A busy start to the day for Trumbull volunteers!

Annual Memorial day parade in Trumbull
Monday, May 25, 2015 
The annual Trumbull Memorial day parade was held on Monday May 25th starting at Marisa's restaurant and ending at the Trumbull Town Hall. As is tradition since 9/11 all 3 Trumbull fire departments marched in unison down Main street. It was a beautiful day for a parade and the citizens of Trumbull were not disappointed by the weather or the number of participants marching in remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country! Thank you to all of the members who helped prepare the trucks and to our chef staff who prepared food for the picnic that followed! Have a happy and safe summer everyone!

NFD spends weekend on the highways
Monday, May 18, 2015 
On Saturday May 16th the NFD was dispatched at 11:37 am to Rt. 8 southbound in the area of exit 10 for the motor vehicle accident (MVA) with injuries to assist EMS with scene safety. Rescue 300 and Engine 302 responded to the highway and set up the block to provide protection for emergency crews while they worked. During this incident a second MVA occurred at 11:47 am prior to the first accident. Units clearing the first accident started out with NFD car 2 who was the incident commander for both incidents and Engine 301 was now in route for the additional accident. Units once again assisted by providing scene safety and disconnecting electrical systems and securing fluids as needed. On Sunday it started again at 4:37 pm but this time on the Merritt Parkway prior to exit 48. Units again responded to provide scene safety and assist EMS with securing the vehicle and fluids. While on the scene of this accident a second MVA occurred in the area of exit 50 southbound with additional Nichols units providing scene safety and securing the vehicle with fluids and electrical disconnect. The NFD would like to remind everyone to slow down when in accident areas and be even more diligent in regards to paying more attention due to secondary accidents taking place because you are distracted.

Brush Fire potential is high! As Smokey Bear says "Only you can prevent wildfires!"
Thursday, May 14, 2015 
Connecticut traditionally experiences high forest fire danger in the Spring from mid-March through May. DEEP's Division of Forestry constantly monitors the danger of forest fire to help protect Connecticut's 1.8 million acres of forested land. Throughout the Spring forest fire season, DEEP sends daily advisories on forest fire danger levels to DEEP's state park forest field staff, municipalities, fire departments and the media. Forest fire danger levels are classified at low, moderate, high, very high or extreme. In an average year approximately 500 acres of Connecticut woodland are burned by forest fires. If you have received a permit from your local Open Burning Official to burn brush on your property, the permit is not valid if the Forest Fire Danger is rated high, very high or extreme and you are burning within 100 feet of a grassland or woodland. If you spot a forest fire, remain calm, go to the nearest telephone and dial 911 to report the fire as quickly as possible to your local fire department. Calmly tell the emergency dispatcher when you saw it and where you saw it. Stay on the telephone until the dispatcher tells you to hang up. TODAYS FOREST FIRE DANGER IS HIGH FOR MAY 14, 2015

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