Tuesday, September 16, 2008

R.I.P. "Buddy"

I know I havnt posted anything in quite awhile, and that will be addressed shortly ...

But I wanted to take a moment to send my respects out to "Buddy" Turner who passed away on Sunday. Buddy was a firefighter well known throughout the Groton area and was well liked by a lot of people. Buddy succumbed to the cancer that has ravaged his body the last years and he fought a couragous battle.

R.I.P. "Buddy"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Well just got back from the 7 Alarm Fire at Foxwoods ... but I did not end being able to take any pics due to not having my camera and not being willing to swing by my house to pick it up ... I know several of the other guys got some pics and I'll post links to which ones have them ...

(I also have pics of two accidents to put up and I should have them up soon ...)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ken's Tackle Shop - City of Groton 01.09.08

On January 9, 2008 Groton City was dispatched to a reported basement fire at Ken's Tackle Shop on Thames St. Units arrived on scene and quickly struck a box plus and then the second alarm for manpower to the scene. A third alarm was struck sometime into the incident for additional manpower. The fire was held to the fire building (it was on a tight block with another building a mere 4' away). Great job to the responding units ...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tree fire ...

On Sunday January 6, 2007 Ledyard Fire was sent out to a report of a tree on fire with no power lines involved on Gallup Hill Rd in the area of the high school. As R-1 said after he got there and found a tree on fire from ashes tossed near by, "You cant make this stuff up". FF's on scene sprayed the tree with water then cut it down and foamed the area to eliminate a rekindle.

Thanksgiving Week Crash

In the afternoon of November 23, 2007 Ledyard Fire and LVEs were dispatched to Rt 117 just north of the Groton town line for a two car MVA reported with injuries. Units found two cars that a struck each other head and one vehicle in the roadway, the other had spun onto the grass on the side of the road. Personal treated 1 ALS patient and 3 BLS patients. I only got a few pics cause it was a busy scene and I didnt get much time to snap shots.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I've been slacking

I've been slacking on updating the blogs the last few months, I finally got up the BDA pics today and there will be several updates on the trucks page of the next few days (from a fire show and the firemens convention) ... I will make sure in the future not to lag on my posting and I'm looking into purchasing a smaller camera that is easier to carry around with me ... stay low and catch you at the big one ... T.J.

Bradford Dying Associates

Back on May 15th 2007 Ledyard and Gales Ferry along with most of Southeastern CT and Rhode Island were sent out to Bradford Dying Associates in Bradford RI. The pictures here were taken by Gales Ferry firefighter Chuck Dunn, he was on R-21 and they were committed to supplying a ladder truck so he borrowed my camera while I was committed to interior ops ...

The staging area, on the walk up towards the scene

Some of the 100+ firefighters on scene in staging

I know this picture isn't very clear, but this was the view of the roof from the bucket