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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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Major fire in Bridgeport sends NFD units for coverage and filling SCBA
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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Just after 6:45 this evening the Bridgeport Fire Department was notified of a fire in a commercial building on Seaview avenue. First arriving companies were met with heavy fire and thick smoke coming from the building. The fire would escalate to 3 alarms with almost all Bridgeport companies committed along with Engines and Trucks from Fairfield, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, Milford and Fairfield County Hazmat. Nichols sent an Engine to fire headquarters along with Long Hill Truck 204, while Truck 304 responded to the scene with 307 to assume SCBA bottle filling operations. The filling operation was established up wind at the corner of seaview avenue and boston ave. with 5 personnel on scene. 307 picked up bottles from various command posts on all sides of the fire. Units returned from coverage shortly after 3:30 am

 
Trumbull Moms club drop off baskets of goodies to all Trumbull Fire stations
   
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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Trumbull moms group dropped off goodie baskets at all seven trumbull fire stations yesterday for 911. As most folks know, Trumbull is protected by all volunteer firefighters with no paid staff of any kind. The Trumbull Fire departments would like to take a moment to thank the Trumbull moms club for thinking of us on this solemn day of remembrance! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 
9/11 Remembrance service at station 1
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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This morning members of the Nichols Fire Dept. paid tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters that lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks. It is with pride and distinction we salute our fallen brothers. May they all rest in peace...

 
   
   
United Ride rolls through Trumbull and FD flies colors
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
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On September 10th the 13th annual united ride rolled through Trumbull and Quint 303 along with Ladder 204 flew the colors for the event on Main Street. As usual more than 2400 bikes rode in the event to raise money for the families affected by this tragedy.

 
Captains drill night at station 2 covers Quint 303 operations and set up
Thursday, September 4, 2014 
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The evening drill at both stations was a Captains training night. Members at station 2 reviewed equipment in compartments and also went over positioning of the apparatus, set up and operation of the ladder. Members enjoyed the evening and refreshed themselves on some items that they had not used in a while.

 
   
   
Weekly daytime drill on Gripp Hoist and come a long
Thursday, September 4, 2014 
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Throughout summer a small number of members have been assembling each Thursday to hold drills similar to the evening format.  This morning members assembled and reviewed how to operate and apply the Gripp Hoist and Come A Long carried on the rescue.  Members took turns setting up and using each device until they were comfortable with its operation.  Due to the small group in attendance very personalized training takes place and each member leaves with a firm grasp on how the item operates.  At the end of the training FF Sheehan took the time to label to Gripp Hoist so that members would remember where to feed the wire rope in and what each item is on the unit.  Everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves and learned a great deal in a short time!


 
   
   
Andrew Banas sworn in as senior member
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 
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At the conclusion of this months regularly scheduled business meeting, junior member Andrew Banas was sworn in as a senior member of the organization.  Andrew was escorted to the front of the meeting room by Deputy Chief Rob Tomas and Commissioner Rick Perachio recited the oath of office.  FF Banas is currently enrolled in Firefighter 1 and is expected to complete it very soon.


 
   
   
Station 1 does Marsars camera training at Pinewood
Thursday, August 28, 2014 
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On Thursday evening August 28th the members of station 1 went to Pinewood Lake to go over the "Banana Boat" deployment procedures and use of the Marsars Underwater search camera.  Members deployed the all purpose floating raft and utilized the underwater camera to scope out the bottom of the lake at Pinewood.  Members enjoyed the opportunity to train with this newer piece of equipment and were very impressed with its ability to see clearly underwater enabling the department to locate potential drowning victims without stirring up the bottom of the lake. 


 
   
   
74th annual members clambake held on August 24th behind firehouse
Sunday, August 24, 2014 
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On Sunday morning August 24th the 74th annual NFD members clambake was held behind station 1 starting at around 0900.  A good turnout of department members and LIFE MEMBERS were on hand to celebrate the end of summer and have a few moments to share on the past years accomplishments and memories.  The departments culinary staff Craig Entwistle and Craig Voytek started the day with the traditional liver, bacon and onion sandwiches and for those who cant handle them, egg sandwiches were available.  A bountiful number of steamed shrimp and raw clams were also available as appetizers throughout the day.  A special thanks to DC Rob Tomas and Past Chief Hjalmar Norrell who assisted with preparing food throughout the day and getting the main course prepared.  Members were treated with a traditional new england clambake with corn, potatoes, lobster, steamed clams, shrimp, steak and some other fixins.  The annual horseshoe tournament was won by Chief J. Brian McGovern and Dave "Moonlight" Roe taking home the grand prize.  Many past chiefs were also on hand to enjoy the day.  A big thanks to Commissioner Rick Perachio and firefighter Ron Butz for providing photos.  A great time was had by all!


 
   
   
Training held on Marsars underwater camera and sprinkler head shut off procedures
Thursday, August 21, 2014 
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Thursdays training exercises were held during both the day and night for members of the department.  The daytime drill consisted of training held on Pinewood lake reviewing procedures of how to use the Marsars underwater camera and the Oceanid boat.  Members deployed the boat and then used the camera to scour the bottom of the lake looking for anchors and other underwater items at the lakes bottom.  A nightime session was also held at the Pinewood clubhouse by members of station 2. 

Thursday evenings other training exercise was the annual sprinkler shut off training which was held at station 1.  Members got to try their skills at using the different types and styles of shutoff devices that our department carries on board our apparatus.  Members got a taste of how difficult it actually is to shut down a flowing sprinkler head!


 
   
   
Remington Arms fire in Bridgeport brings Nichols and Trumbull Center to Bridgeport for coverage
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 
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At 1:32 on Tuesday August 19th Nichols was requested to respond into the City of Bridgeport to provide station coverage while they battled a large factory fire on their east side.   Multiple companies from surrounding towns were providing city coverage but during the height of the event there were 3 simultaneous fires burning in the city.  Nichols provided Engine 301 with a crew of 6 while Trumbull Center provided Tower 104 with 3 personnel.  Nichols car 2 went as the Chief officer from Trumbull.  Units were sent to Engine and Ladder 6 on Central avenue.


 
   
   
Residential fire alarm upgraded to structure fire
Saturday, August 9, 2014 
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At 7:36 pm the Nichols FD was alerted to a residential fire alarm on Hemlock Trail.  Responding units arrived on scene and began assessing the residence from the exterior when they noticed a significant smoke condition within the residence.  Nichols Car 2 the first arriving chief upgraded the call to a structure fire adding Trumbull Center and Long Hill as the RIT.  Once members were able to gain access to the structure the cause was determined to be a food on the stove.  The assignment was reduced and Nichols units remained to perform ventilation and assist with resetting of the fire alarm.


 
Wires down at Booth Hill Road and Unity Road
   
Sunday, July 27, 2014 
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Car 5 was first on scene confirming wires down on a vehicle with 3 occupants inside.  Car 1 arrived shortly after and assumed command.  .  Dispatch was advised of occupants in a car with an electrical wire down across the vehicle and the UI Company was requested to expedite.  .  UI arrived on scene and confirmed the wires were de-energized before freeing the entangled vehicle.  Once the vehicle was freed, fire units cleared and the and the scene was left in the hands of Trumbull PD and UI


 
MVA rollover on the Merritt Parkway with no entrapment near exit 49 south
Saturday, July 26, 2014 
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Nichols Cars 1 & 2 responded along with Rescue 300.  Car 2 was first on scene and assumed command reporting a single vehicle on its side over the guard rail with all occupants out of the car.  Car 1 & Rescue 300 arrived and provided scene protection.  R-300's crew check the car for hazards and disconnected the battery.  A minor fluid spill was reported with no waterways affected.  Once EMS transported the driver of the car, units cleared and the scene was left with CSP.   


 
MVA on Nichols Avenue destroys telephone pole
Sunday, July 6, 2014 
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On July 6 at 3:25am, Nichols was dispatched to an MVA at 2941 Nichols Ave (dispatched as 294 Shelton Rd), car into a pole. NC-4 responded and found PD on scene and a car that had severed a telephone pole. No wires were on the ground and there was no hazard for FD to mitigate. Rescue 300 responded, but was returned enroute. The occupants were evaluated by EMS. NC-4 remained on scene until UI arrived and turned the scene over to PD.


 
   
   
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