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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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Booth Hill School students win ride to school in fire truck
Thursday, June 15, 2017 
Booth Hill students received an end-of-year treat with a ride to school today on Engine 301. The students arrived in style and were greeted by fellow students at the front door. A great way to start the day !!

St. Catherine School students win ride to school in fire truck
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
Nichols firefighters give students a ride to school !!! These lucky students got to ride in a fire truck and were dropped off at St. Catherine's school in Engine 301. You can tell by their smiles that they all enjoyed the trip

Route 8 MVA near exit 10
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
Nichols firefighters respond to Route 8 for a reported motor vehicle accident. On 6/13/17 at 2:16 pm crews responded to the area of exit 10 southbound for an MVA with injuries. Firefighters secured the scene and created a safety zone for medical crews to work.

Vehicle accident Booth Hill Rd. at Wisteria
Monday, June 12, 2017 
At 4:11pm this afternoon the NFD was dispatched to the report of a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle into a stationary object. Nichols Car 1, Squad 309 and Engine 301 arrived to find 2 vehicles involved with one off the roadway. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage and one patient was transported to the hospital by EMS.

Vehicle down embankment on Pinewood Trail
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 
On Wednesday May 30th at 15:16 hours the Nichols Fire Dept responded to a reported motor vehicle accident involving a stationary object. Crews arrived on scene and found an SUV down the embankment into a tree. Upon investigation it was determined that there was no occupants in the vehicle. ENG-301 & R-300 stood by on scene while the wrecker removed the vehicle.

NFD gives money to CT Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital
Thursday, May 25, 2017 
On Thursday, May 25th, members of the Nichols Fire Department in Trumbull, Connecticut presented the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital a check for $2602. Nichols Firefighters raised the funds through sales of St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt to friends and fellow firefighters across the country, some as far away as California. Pictured accepting the check from Firefighter Joseph Petrino Sr. is Burn Center nurses Claudine Cody and Jonathan Quiles. To the left of Firefighter Petrino is Firefighter Sarah Vitone, pictured in the rear are Nichols Firefighters Nick Marrash, Joe Petrino Jr., Chief Andrew Kingsbury, and Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab. As the Memorial Day Weekend approaches, the Nichols Fire Department would like to remind all residents to keep fire safety and burn prevention in mind during their weekend activities. Approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury, and on average 8,900 home fires involve a grill or hibachi.

Structure fire at Avalon Gates brings everyone
Saturday, May 6, 2017 
Earlier this evening, members of the Trumbull Center, Long Hill and Nichols Fire Departments were dispatched to 11133 Avalon Gates Road, Royce Apartments, for a reported structure fire. Several 911 calls were received reporting a fire on the 3rd floor in the rear of the building. First arriving units quickly extinguished a fire on the balcony. The incident is under investigation by the Trumbull Fire Marshals Office and was under control in aproximatly 20 minutes. Trumbull EMS, Trumbull PD along with mutual aid from Shelton and Monroe Fire responded. Great job making a quick knockdown! Thank you to all who responded

MVA Nichols Ave at RT 8 NB/RT 15 NB on ramp
Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Nichols Firefighters respond to another motor vehicle accident fluid spill. Crews were dispatched to the intersection of Nichols Ave and Hawley Ln. at the RT 8 NB & RT 15 NB entrance for the MVA at 10:46 on 4/29/17. Crews initially used the fire apparatus as blocker vehicles to provide a safe work zone for EMS & PD on scene. Firefighters checked the cars for additional hazards while tending to the fluid spills. Once the scene was deemed safe all units returned in service

Old Dyke Road blocked by downed tree
Saturday, April 29, 2017 
Nichols Firefighters responded to a report of a tree down in the roadway with power wires down at 18:34 on 4/29/17. Firefighters responded to Old Dike Rd. and upon arrival confirmed the initial dispatched report. Crews along with Trumbull PD blocked off the area providing a safe zone until the utility company could arrive on scene. Upon completion crews returned to service.

Route 8 south rollover MVA
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 
Today at 17:02 Nichols Fire Dept. along with the Trumbull Center Fire Dept. were dispatched to Route 8 SB between exits 12 & 13 for a reported MVA rollover. Upon arrival crews found a single vehicle with heavy damage to the front passenger side. No driver was on scene upon arrival of Fire & EMS units. Squad 309 disconnected the car battery & remained on scene for scene safety Photo credit to FF. J. Petrino

Firefighter 1 ropes and knots practical training
Sunday, April 23, 2017 
Firefighter 1 members were tested on their ropes and knots knowledge tonight during their weekly training. Members had to tie the various knots required by the standards on various items and tools to show proficiency.

Firefigther survival skills training held at maze
Friday, April 21, 2017 
Last evening members of the Nichols FD spent the evening challenging themselves by navigating the Trumbull Center FD maze located on Berkshire Avenue. Members donned their gear and SCBA and went through the various levels and compartments of the shipping container with wires, tubes and low profile challenges contained within. Those in attendance including two of our juniors did a great job in manipulating their way through the challenging course! Many of our members had never gone through this before and did a great job. Training on your SCBA can never be done enough since it is our life line when operating on fire scenes. Thank you to the training division for another great drill!

Open houses at Trumbull Fire Departments this Sunday
Thursday, April 20, 2017 
The three Trumbull fire departments are joining 60 other volunteer companies throughout the state in holding open houses Sunday to make the beginning of National Volunteer Week. The firehouses will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Long Hill Volunteer Fire Company will open Station 1 at 6315 Main Street, Station 2 at 5400 Main Street, and Station 3 at 4229 Madison Avenue. Nichols Fire Department will open Station 1 at 100 Shelton Road and Station 2 at 582 Booth Hill Road. Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company will open Station 1 at 860 White Plains Road and Station 2 at 100 Daniels Farm Road. Visitors to the fire houses will be able to talk with volunteer firefighters about the work they do, explore fire apparatus and turnout gear, get a tour of the fire house, and fill out an application to become a volunteer. For more information, visit the departments online at their respective Facebook pages. More than 80% of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers, and the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage. Local fire departments need volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, people willing and able to respond to emergencies whenever called upon. Volunteer Firefighter Day is part of Everyday Hero CT, a program dedicated to increasing the number of volunteer firefighters throughout the state

Easter bunny visits the NFD and their families
Saturday, April 15, 2017 
This morning a number of members and their families gathered at Station 1 for the annual Easter party. The event was ran under the direction of Sarah Vitone with the help of Bob Boucher and Matt Taormina (The master of ceremonies). Families and their children played multiple games to win prizes including an egg toss, egg relay race using a spoon and cones, a sack race and finally a HUGE Easter egg hunt. Everyone in attendance stated that they had a great time and thanked the chairman and all of the members who made the event possible. The smiles on the kids faces made it all worth putting the event together! A special thanks to all of the members who showed up early to set up and stayed late to clean up! Have a safe and happy spring!

New members join the NFD
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 
At this evenings regular business meeting two new members were sworn in as members of the Nichols Fire Department. The first member is John Porter and he is joining the department as a junior member. The second member to be sworn in this evening was Paul Johnson and he is joining as a senior member in the organization. Congratulations to the both of you! We wish you luck in the years to come with our organization and thank you for volunteering with us!

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