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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.

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Townwide probationary training under way
Thursday, July 23, 2015 
The three fire departments in town are running a combined probationary firefighter training class. Last nights topic was hydraulic tools. Probationary members were shown the proper way to use the tools, then the class was given the opportunity to use the tools themselves for the first time. Members started off with cutting scrap metal and finished the evening with cutting apart a car door. Lt. Ralbovsky from TCFD at the end of the class then showed some of the additional uses of the Hurst Tools to the firefighters.

Accident on Huntington Turnpike by St Josephs HS
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 
At 2:19 this afternoon the Nichols fire dept with assistance from the Trumbull Center fire dept were dispatched to Huntington Tpke. in the area of Old Green Rd. for a motor vehicle accident into a utility pole. Quint 303 arrived on scene first and reported a single vehicle on its roof and that crews would be checking for possible entrapment. The driver was out of the overturned car and TEMS was providing on scene medical care. Firefighters applied speedy dry to mixed fluids on the roadway. Fire dept crews also secured the area from the severed utility pole until power company crews could replace the pole

Man pinned up in tree challenges all 3 departments
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 
(Article write up from WTNH) — A ladder partially impaled a man’s leg in Trumbull after it and the tree he was working on somehow fell. “We received a call with Trumbull EMS that a victim was stuck in a tree, about 13 to 15 feet in the air,” said Deputy Chief Alex Rauso, Long Hill Fire Department. A man cutting tree limbs while on standing on a ladder on Fresh Meadow Drive found himself trapped between an enormously heavy tree limb and the ladder he was working on, digging into his upper leg. “We estimated it was probably in excess of 2,000 pounds with a ladder partially impaled into the victim,” said Rauso. It took rescuers close to two hours to free the man from his predicament. He was conscious and speaking during the ordeal. “Firefighters did an extremely amazing job. It was very detailed, very challenging, and their efforts were extraordinary today,” Rauso said. Trauma doctors were called in to assist with the delicate procedure in hopes of saving the man’s life. “Being that the distance he was in the air, the weight of the tree on him, his condition, we had to work extremely careful to not make the situation any worse,” said Rauso. The man was rushed to a hospital. His identity and condition have not been released.

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!

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