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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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Trumbull Moms club has fire prevention visit
Friday, April 29, 2016 
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At 10am this morning the Nichols Fire Department hosted the Trumbull Moms club for a fire prevention visit with their children. Captain Jason Mumbach assisted by Deputy Chief Rob Tomas and past Chief John Plofkin Jr. showed the children the fire station and fire engines. Captain Mumbach gave the children and parents a lesson on fire prevention including how to dial 911, make sure to have a meeting place, don't hide when there is a fire and a favorite by all the kids "Stop, drop and roll" At the completion of the classroom portion the kids and their parents were taken outside and allowed to climb into the fire trucks and take pictures. The Nichols Fire department would like to thank the parents and their families for joining us today! We hope that a few of our attendees today come back to join us when they are 16 years old and can become a volunteer firefighter.

 
   
   
Structure Fire on White Plains Road
Sunday, April 24, 2016 
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At approximately 430pm this afternoon, Trumbull Center, Long Hill and Nichols Fire Departments were dispatched 175 White Plains Rd. for a structure fire. Upon arrival, units were met with heavy fire from the rear and roof of the structure. While the fire is currently under investigation by the Trumbull Fire Marshall's office, early indicators is the fire started on the outside rear of the structure. The fire was placed under control at 618pm and units are in the process of picking up. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. Monroe Fire sent 2 units to the scene while Shelton provided station coverage in Trumbull Center

 
   
   
Truck 304 to Lake Zoar in Monroe to fill SCUBA bottles for PD training
Sunday, April 10, 2016 
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This morning around 11:30am the Nichols Fire Department was toned out for a special request for truck 304 "Fresh Air and Sunshine" to respond to the Lake Zoar boat ramp in Monroe to assist Trumbull PD with refilling scuba dive team bottles. Truck 304's crew filled multiple air bottles while on scene and was later released and placed back in service around 1:00 pm

 
   
   
RECRUITMENT OPEN HOUSE this SATURDAY APRIL 9th
   
Thursday, April 7, 2016 
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THE NICHOLS FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE RUNNING A RECRUITMENT DRIVE THIS SATURDAY APRIL 9TH FROM 10AM TO 2PM AT BOTH OF OUR STATIONS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC ORGANIZATION. PLEASE STOP BY EITHER OF OUR LOCATIONS; 100 SHELTON ROAD 582 BOOTH HILL ROAD MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AND GIVING BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY.

 
When Does A Volunteer Firefighter Work?
   
Thursday, April 7, 2016 
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When Does A Volunteer Firefighter Work? Volunteer firefighters work whenever they are able to respond, any time day or night, every time there is a call for help. Some are able to respond during the day, so they do. Others are only available at night. No volunteer can respond to every single call, but many try. Learn more at our Open House on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m

 
Promotions from within the ranks
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 
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On Tuesday April 5th the Nichols Fire Department held it's monthly meeting at station 1 starting at 20:00 hours. During the meeting the Chief of the department announced the promotion of two members to the rank of Captain. The new station 1 house Captain is Ray Franko Jr. The new station 2 house Captain is Gary Pugliese. Congratulations to both members on their advancement in the ranks within the department.

 
   
   
MVA on the Merritt Parkway
Monday, April 4, 2016 
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On Monday April 4th the Nichols Fire Dept. responded at 14:45 to RT15 south bound in the area of exit 48 for a reported motor vehicle accident fluid spill. The first arriving fire apparatus reported that they had 1 car involved in the accident and were checking for hazards. Fire department remained on scene until the scene was cleared

 
   
   
Who is a volunteer firefighter?
Thursday, March 31, 2016 
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Who Is A Volunteer Firefighter? Volunteer firefighters are your neighbors. Mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, and uncles and aunts. Landscapers, students, pilots, plumbers, CEOs, doctors, attorneys, engineers, contractors, paramedics, career firefighters, dog trainers, homemakers, accountants, electricians, IT specialists, administrators, bankers, graphic designers, sales representatives, teachers, business owners, and more Learn more at our Open House on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m

 
RIT training continues with PL Vulcan
Thursday, March 31, 2016 
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RIT Training continued at Station 1 Thursday with PL Vulcan. Members from Nichols, Trumbull Center, and Long Hill practiced removal of a down firefighter from both below and above grade. Additionally memebers set up and practiced removal with the assistance of 2:1 mechanical advantage. RIT training will continue through out the year.

 
   
   
New Rescue truck photo
   
Friday, March 11, 2016 
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A finished picture of our new rescue truck!

 
Air bag maze, cribbing Jenga and egg race with combi tools
Sunday, March 6, 2016 
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Drill this week consisted of three stations. The first was a maze from Flash Fire Industries that challenged crews to move a ball using only air bags. The crew chief had to think it multiple dimensions and decide which corner to lift or lower. The second station had crews fine tuning thier skills on the combi hurst tool. Teams worked to pick up an egg with the tool and transport it to another cone without breaking it. Lastly a friendly game of cribbing jenga. Teams alternated in removing one piece of cribbing at time using only the hurst battery spreaders. All three stations enhanced the firefighters copentcy with tools used for vehicle extrication. Drill was conducted both during the morning as well as in the evening.

 
   
   
Little Eagle Piper presented vehicle by membership
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 
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The members of the Nichols Fire Department would like to publicly thank Jay and Dawn Leos. Their donation of a car, combined with the financial support of our members, and a great deal of hard work by several members, resulted in us getting Eagle 1 back on the road. Little Eagle Piper is a dedicated firefighter and is held in high regard within the Nichols Fire Department. He has been without a car for some time and it has impacted his ability to work and help his mother. He has maintained his response to fire calls by running to the corner of his road to catch a ride to the firehouse with other members. What started as a spark with A.C. Delvento wanting to raise the funds to repair Eagle's old car, grew in strength to an all hands working fire. Members replaced the battery and alternator and a fire commissioner got a set of tires donated by a business friendly to the Department. A custom Eagle 1 decal and an NFD sticker were added to the window and 20 members gathered after truck checks on Monday to clean and detail the new ride. While we wanted to wait until our awards dinner on March 19th to give Eagle the car, it was decided the March monthly meeting would be the unveiling. The members of the Nichols Fire Department salute our brother Eagle and hope this gesture shows you how much we love you. ‪#‎nicholsfire‬

 
   
   
NFD swears in new member Angel Curbelo
   
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 
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On Tuesday March 1st, the Nichols Fire Department held it's monthly meeting. During last nights meeting a new member was sworn in as probationary junior firefighter. The members of the Nichols Fire Department would like to welcome Angel Curbelo to the department. In the upcoming weeks Angel will be joining other new members from the Nichols Fire Department to begin training as a probationary firefighter. Congratulations and welcome to the NFD. ‪#‎nicholsfire‬

 
Vehicle fire on Merritt Parkway off ramp
Sunday, February 28, 2016 
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On Sunday February 28th at 09:00 the Nichols FD was toned out for a car fire on the RT. 15 south bound exit 52 ramp. While units were responding they were advised that the vehicle was accessible from Nichols Ave. Nichols car 3 was first on scene and reported a pickup with the hood open and smoke coming from the engine compartment. Engine 302 arrived on scene and used a booster line to hit some hot spots in the engine compartment. Firefighters checked for possible extension and gathered the vehicle information for the report. Once the situation was placed under control crews cleared and returned to service.

 
   
   
SCBA mask confidence training
Thursday, February 25, 2016 
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The Nichols Fire Department continued drilling on scba on Feb 25th. Firefighters rotated through three stations. The first involved buddy breathing and the second involved getting through a reduced opening. Once through the simulated stud wall firefighters had to find a hose line and determine the way out of large open garage. The third station was a variation on the nine tire drill outline in Fire Engineering magazine. Teams of two had to find colect and assemble pvc pipe piecrs from 9 different locations. All activities were done with thier masks obscured.

 
   
   
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