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!
New London Firefighters have helped The Sandy Ground project and helped to get New London chosen as a Sandy Ground location. Contact LT Victor Spinnato with any questions or if you would like to get involved. For more information visit: www.thesandygroundproject.org
Local 1522 members will be participating in two upcoming athletic events. The Special Olympics basketball tournament will be on April 21, 2013 at Stonington High School. The Second Annual FIREFIGHTER BEN DEMOND Softball Tournament will be held on June 1-2, 2013 in Norwich. Please contact FF Joe Nott if you are interested in participating in either event.
FF John Telford will be taking over the website in the upcoming weeks. Please be patient as we make this transition. We haven't had the opportunity to update the site as much as we would like but that will be changing soon! Thanks for your understanding.
Instead of posting the usual info about how many incidents we responded to during the recent blizzard, we thought we would share an interesting video of downtown New London. If you look closely, you might just see a few NLFD units responding to incidents during the storm.
Any member interested in taking over social media for Local 1522 please contact President Basilica. Currently this job intails providing important and timely information on our website, Twitter and Facebook accounts. All efforts will be made to transition someone into this role. Someone will need to step-up by February 15th.
Group 2 responded to a reported fire alarm at Chase Hall on the grounds of the United States Coast Guard Academy on 1/22/13 night shift. Upon arrival units located a fire in a maintenance closet and found a sprinkler head activated. One hoseline was stretched to completely extinguish the fire and members utilized salvage covers to protect property. All on-duty city units were on the scene.