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Updated: Oct. 10 (05:59)

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Group 1 members perform cold water rescue
Car fire near a house with quick knockdown.
NLFF's respond to 514 Ocean Ave. for a 2nd alarm, heavy fire on arrival.
FFs battle a stubborn fire in the roof assembly.
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We do much more than fight fires.
Members conduct public fire education.
New London Firefighters
Acting Lieutenant John O'Connor
Killed in the line of duty on Feb. 1, 1993 at 2nd alarm, 91 Truman St.

 Important info: 

 Please remember that the incidents you read about below are more "newsworthy" than our everyday type of incident.  Local 1522 takes great pride in handling many of our responses without "fanfare".  We respond to over 6,000 calls for service per year with an average response time of approx. 3 minutes.  The calls we are most proud of are the heart attacks or the "small fires" that are kept under control by responding quickly, effectively, and efficiently. 

We would not be able to complete our mission without the support of the residents of the City of New London.  Thank you!

What's New at IAFF 1522
61 Summer St. Second Alarm

At 1830 hrs, companies responded to 61 Summer St. for a reported fire with fire showing. Battalion 2 immediately transmitted a working fire to bring all New London units to the scene. NLPD confirmed a working fire on their arrival and shortly after BC 2's arrival, a second alarm was transmitted. Heavy fire was blowing from the second floor "B" side of the building which also caused an exposure problem. Battalion 2 assigned the A-31 crew to wet down the exposure building preventing it from igniting. An aggressive interior attack by first arriving units A-11 and A-100 was initiated. A majority of the second floor was heavily involved in fire with extension to the attic. The attic area was extremely hard to access due to the heat and tight area the crews were working in. Eventually all areas of fire were knocked down and an extensive overhaul was required. Once again, due to an aggressive interior attack and a properly staffed shift, over 300,000 dollars in property values were saved, not including contents. Great job by all of those who responded to this fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Fire Marshal Vern Skau.

Prior to our arrival, good Samaritans in the neighborhood were able to let two dogs that were in the apartment out of the building. Unfortunately one dog did not make it out and perished in the fire. Our condolences to the family for the loss of their pet.

Neighbors also assisted a wheelchair bound elderly female out of the exposure building prior to our arrival. It is unknown at this time who they were.

We would like to thank the following for assisting us at this fire:

Sub Base FAST Team

Norwich Fire Dept. FAST Team

Mohegan Tribe FAST Team

Waterford Fire Department (City Coverage)

Red Cross

New London Police Department

A special thanks to:

 The Quaker Hill FD for supplying beverages and food along with the Providence Canteen members who arrived and provided hot and cold beverages along with sandwiches to our members after the fire.

Photos below provided by The Day(Steven Frischling) 61 Summer and BC Curcio (exposure Bldg.) 65 Summer.

Three Car MVA

Group 3 Members operating at a three car MVA Route 32 and Deshon. Four patients transported to L&M. A-11, A-21, A-200, A-100 and W-500 with BC3 responded to the incident.

Flash Flood

Members of Group 3 North Station rescuing trapped occupants from their vehicles during the flash flood on 9/10/15.

Remembering those who were lost on 9/11
A-35 Assisting Bridge Workers

On August 25th the New London Fire Department received a call for bridge workers that were trappped below the Gold Star Bridge Southbound. Workers were inspecting the bridge from below using a snooper truck when the apparatus failed. Pictured below is FF Kurt Fetzer moving into position to rescue the trapped workers. Groton City also responded to this call. Photo from The Day paper.

Passing of Retired Firefighter Donald Brouwer
Retired FF Donald Brouwer passed away this past week. FF Brouwer became a substitute Firefighter in June of 1964. He then became a full time Firefighter in August 1966. Donald retired in September 2003. He also ran Donald Brouwer's Nursery as a licensed arborist. At this time there are no calling hours. We'd like to extend our condolences to his family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Getting Ready for a busy Sailfest weekend

It's that time of the year again for Sailfest! Crews are busy getting all the equipment in order for the 300,000 potential visitors this weekend. Come enjoy the vendors and fireworks in Downtown New London. Remember to stay hydrated, weather looks like it will be warm this weekend. For more information, click on the link below.

Work Party Needed for June 13th

A volunteer work party is needed for the Burn Camp in Union Ct. on Saturday June 13th. Laborers and roofers are needed. Please contact Retired Lt. Victor Spinnato for more information. Lodging is provided. Please call 860-867-6072 for more information.

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