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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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Shelton Road lightning strike wire down turns into natural gas fed fire
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 
At Approximately 21:09 hrs. Nichols was dispatched to a report of wires down, Engine 301, Truck 304 and Rescue 300 responded. Upon Rescue 300ís arrival the officer confirmed a primary electrical wire down on the road arcing and Nichols Car 4 took command. Command called dispatch and asked for UI to be dispatch to this location to de energize the line so crews could work safely in the area. During this time the arcing wire came in contact of the lawn of 465 Shelton Rd and the arc traveled to the homes natural gas line and crews heard several short burst and the gas line ruptured creating fire eruption from the ground. At this time structure fire protocol was called due to smoke exiting the home. When Structure fire protocol was established Nichols Car 3 responded to the scene after placing another incident under control. At this time Engine 302, Nichols Car 2 and service 307 responded to the scene. Upon arrival Nichols Car 2 command was transferred from Car 4 to Car 2, Nichols Car 3 assumed operations. Long Hill and Trumbull Center Fire were added to the call as well as out of town RIT provided by Huntington Company 3, Engine 32. During this time Engine 301 stretched hand lines for exposure protection with the assistance of 304ís crew and a water supply was established by Company 3 for 301. Engine 302 established a water supply from 300 to cool down the road in front of the fire, while Engine 301 continued to wet down the exterior of the home from the exposure. LHFD Ladder 204, Squad 209 and LH4 were on scene. Along with Trumbull Center Engine 102 and Trumbull Car 4. Trumbull EMS established a rehab sector along with Shelton and crews were rotated thru rehab every 20 minutes. Trumbull Center 104 staged at Nichols station one during the incident. The UI along with the Gas Company were on scene de energizing the power and the Gas Company proceeded to shut down the main gas line. Fire crews continued protecting exposures until the fire burnt itself out. Once the fire was out crews remained on scene for undetermined amount of time repacking LDH hose and placing apparatus back in service. Crews were back in service approximately 01:20 hrs. Wednesday morning Submitted by- Nichols Car 2

Sandy Piccirillo wife of past Chaplain Joseph Piccirillo passes away
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
At 2pm yesterday afternoon a memorial service was held in the memory of Sandy Piccirillo, wife of past Nichols FD member Chaplain Joseph Piccirillo. Sandy lost her battle with cancer last week and a service was held at the Nichols United Methodist church to remember her. Our condolences go out to Pastor Joseph and the Piccirillo family along with Sandy's family. Sandy was a person full of energy and was always with PJ attending events around the firehouse and in the community. She was a person who was easy to speak to and was genuinely interested in what you had to say and enjoyed being with people. She will be sorely missed by her family and by this community. Pastor Joe please accept our sincerest condolences and you are in our thoughts and prayers

Fire Commissioner Ron Butz Sr. passes away
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
Late this afternoon the members of the Nichols Fire Department were notified of the passing of Fire Commissioner Ron Butz Sr. Ron was currently the Chairman of the fire commission and a past Captain in the department. The Nichols Fire Department and Town of Trumbull has lost one of its most dedicated firefighters and loving members. Ron was always there to help and did not need to be asked, he just knew when you needed a hand and was there to lend it. When there was a committee meeting or function at the firehouse he was there, that was Ron. Saturdays hanging with the old guys at Station 2 became his most recent habit. He always put the members first and himself second. He was also a man who didn't "beat around the bush", you knew where you stood with Ron and for that we are all grateful. His void in the department can never be filled and his smiling face and tender voice will never be forgotten. He loved the firehouse as much as he loved his family. To Martha, Ron Jr., Chrissy, past Chief and brother John Butz and the rest of the family- We are here for you! Please know that we send our thoughts and prayers. As for Big Ron, rest in peace brother we will never forget you and your work at the firehouse will be continued, we love you brother!

Trumbull Moms club thanks members for fire prevention training
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 
Everyone likes to get mail, especially when it's a thank you card from the Trumbull Mom's Club after a fire prevention visit to the Nichols firehouse !! For those members that haven't see the card at station one, here a couple pictures of it.

Water rescue training at Pinewood Lake
Thursday, July 7, 2016 
On July 7th at 1930 hours the Nichols Fire Dept. reported to Pinewood Lake to train for water rescue. Each member of the crew was assigned a different task. Two fire fighters Craig Entwistle and Christian Horch were assigned as swimmers in distress, while the others in the crew were tasked at making rescues using the RDC (an inflatable rescue boat) as well as other water rescue equipment. The training evolutions were completed in a few hours. It was a fun hands on learning experiance for all involved

Craig Thompson sworn in as Station 2 Captain
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 
On Tuesday July 5th the Nichols Fire Department held it's monthly meeting at Nichols Station 1. During the meeting Craig Thompson was sworn in as Captain. Craig will be the new house captain for station 2

MVA Rte 25 north in the area of Exit 9
Sunday, June 26, 2016 
Nichols Fire Department was dispatched on June 26 at 3:36 am for a motor vehicle accident on route 25 in the area of exit 9. Rescue 300 and Engine 302 responded. Crews provided scene safety and lighting for EMS, State Police investigations and wrecker operations. Fluid spills were addressed and units were returned approximately on hour later

Mia and Caroline Tutu fundraiser
Sunday, June 5, 2016 
The Mia and Caroline fundraiser was held on Sunday June 5th to raise money for two young ladies who are suffering from the same medical issue. One of the your ladies is the daughter of one of our own Trumbull Firefighters and teachers Jim McCaffrey of Long Hill FD. FD members came out in force and provided personnel for the cooking and distribution of all of the food served at the event. Over 600 people came out to support these two young ladies and raise funds to assist with their medical issues. A big thank you to all of the members and their families of the three Trumbull fire departments for showing their love and support by helping out. This was a great event for a great cause!

Air bag training with construction items
Thursday, June 2, 2016 
Crews worked with the new air bag system on R300. Instead of working with the typical motor vehicle, crews faced three challenging obstacles. The first was a two thousand pound concrete block. The second station had station 1 and 2 competing to see who could raise and stabilize large concrete drainage pipes. Lastly the crew worked to set up lifting on piece of construction equipment. Special thanks to past chief Plofkin for teaching and DC Tomas and LT O'Keefe for setting up the drill

Memorial day preparations
Thursday, May 26, 2016 
Tonight members had a work party at Station 2 to prepare Rescue 300 and Engine 301 for the upcoming Memorial Day parade

NFD members obtain state Firefighter 1 certification
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 
Earlier this month at the Nichols Fire Departments monthly meeting 3 senior firefighters were acknowledged for their hard and successful work with completing the State of Connecticut Firefighter One Class. These three members have now moved from the probationary firefighter category to interior structural firefighter within the department. Congratulations to firefighters Matthew Taormina, Andrew Banas, and Brendan Murray on completing the class. Job well done !

Trumbull public safety day at Westfield Shopping mall
Saturday, April 30, 2016 
On Saturday April 30th the Nichols Fire Dept. participated at the Public Safety Day along with the Trumbull emergency services from Long Hill FD. Trumbull Center FD. Trumbull EMS and the Trumbull Police Department. The event allowed the public to see the equipment that the emergency services use on a daily basis was held at The Westfield Shopping Town Trumbull Mall from 11am -2pm. Thank you to the members that gave up their afternoon to staff Rescue 300 for the event.

Trumbull Moms club has fire prevention visit
Friday, April 29, 2016 
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.

Start Knowing Start Believing with BC PJ Norwood
Thursday, April 28, 2016 
On Thursday April 28th the Nichols Fire Dept. hosted Deputy Chief PJ Norwood of the East Haven Fire Dept. to teach our weekly drill. Chief Norwood presented the topic of controlled ventilation and fire paths that can be effected by venting. A wooden prop called "the dollhouse" was used in a controlled live burn to show the effects of venting different areas of the house and how the fire can spread rapidly throughout the structure. Many different topics were touched on during drill and the membership would like to thank Chief Norwood for his presentation. Chief Norwood can be found on social media, Twitter @PJNorwood FaceBook PJ Norwood and also on Twitter @StopBlvingStrtKnwng

Structure Fire on White Plains Road
Sunday, April 24, 2016 
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

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