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Tolland Connecticut Fire Fighters IAFF Local 3954

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IAFF LOCAL 3954 REMEMBERS ALL WHO HAVE FALLEN

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Daily Flag Status Alert

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Daily Fire Danger

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FF Fichera,Pasek,Carlson,Littell,Duval,Morrison,Wellings

Welcome to Local 3954's web page. Local 3954 is a small group of career fire fighters consisting of  six members that protect the Town of Tolland Connecticut. The Town of Tolland, first settled before 1715, covers an area of forty-one square miles and is situated twenty miles northeast of Hartford. 

 

The Tolland Fire Department is a combination department. We have Career (paid) Fire Fighters working Monday through Friday covering the hours of 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM and a group of dedicated volunteers covering evenings, weekends and certain holidays.

 

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 AS OF  NOVEMBER 26, 2012 THE
TOLLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT,BOTH CAREER AND VOLUNTEER HAVE RESPONDED TO 1385 EMERGENCY CALLS!!!

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 On Monday night, May 17, the members of the TFD had a special visit from a family they assisted earlier this year. During their training session, Cynthia Mello visited with her infant son Jack and daughter Taylor. On Jan. 27, during a heavy snowfall, Cynthia was taken to St. Francis Hospital after her water broke. Later that day, Jack was born.

  In the photo are Fire Fighters who assisted- Dennis Carlson, Steve Pasek, Mark Morrison and Joe Duval along with Cynthia, Jack and daughter Taylor.

 Fire Chief Littell was in charge on scene, but unavailable for the photo.

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New Residential Fire Study Shows Effects of Crew Size on Fire Fighting Operations

April 28, 2010 -- A landmark study released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that the size of fire fighting crews has a substantial effect on the fire service's ability to protect lives and property in residential fires. Click here to read the news release.

Watch a recent interview with Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Assistant to the President, discussing this important study. Moore was interviewed after giving a presentation at the IAFC's Fire-Rescue Med Conference.

Conducted by a broad coalition in the scientific, fire fighting and public safety communities, the study results found that four-person fire fighting crews were able to complete 22 essential fire fighting and rescue tasks in a typical residential structure 30 percent faster than two-person crews and 25 percent faster than three-person crews.

The report is the first to quantify the effects of crew sizes and arrival times on the fire service's lifesaving and fire fighting operations.

This and other scientific data in the report will help educate public officials, fire chiefs and other decision-makers on the importance of adequate staffing and deployment with respect to fire fighter and public safety.

Study investigators from NIST and the IAFF announced the results of the study at a press conference at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC, before the start of the annual Congressional Fire Services Institute meeting of top fire safety officials from the across the nation.

Click here for the full report.
 
The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters grant program.

Read General President Harold Schaitberger's blog, "Fire Fighter Staffing and Deployment Study Released"

For more information, contact Lori Moore-Merrell at lmoore@iaff.org or (202) 824-1594.


TOLLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
MEMORIAL CEREMONY
1-18-2010

On January 18, 2010 local 3954 participated in the dedication

ceremony of the new Tolland Fire Dept line of duty memorial on the same day of the 20th year anniversary of line of duty death of Lt Gary M, Passaro on January 18, 1990. Also honored was Robert James Cooke

 

FF Duval who knew Gary as a friend and fellow firefighter conceived the idea to honor Gary on his 20 year anniversary. FF Duval and Wellings served on the    Tolland Fire Dept Memorial committee and in less then six months of hard work from many people, everything was able to be finished for this special day.

 

Many thanks to all the people that made this possible 

 

 

 

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FF WELLINGS WITH

TOLLAND FIRE DEPT

HONOR GUARD

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FF DUVAL PLACING WREATH

AT PLAQUE OF 

LT GARY M, PASSARO

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NEW LONDON FIREFIGHTERS
PIPE & DRUMS

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PLAQUE HONORING
LT GARY M, PASSARO

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FF DUVAL PRESENTING
A GIFT TO EARTHWORKS 
JEFF HUTTON  & ROB SYMONDS
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FF WELLINGS SALUTING
THE RAISING OF THE FLAGS

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FF WELLINGS TOLLING
THE BELL
 

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GRANITE MONUMENT MARKING
THE MEMORIAL SITE
 
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PLAQUE HONORING
ROBERT JAMES COOKE

Click for full story and more photo's

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January 16, 2010

 Mansfield 

Structure Fire

 

Tolland responded to the Town of Mansfield for a structure fire. Tank 440 With FF Carlson and Duval responded and assisted with shuttling water to the scene. Mansfield requested any manpower to scene. FF Duval helped man

a 2-1/2" hose line and preformed overhaul from the outside.  

 

 

 

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T440 with FF Carlson running pump 

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Crews working to contain fire
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Still active fire inside

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December 31,2009
North Coventry
Structure Fire

Tolland was dispatched to the town of Coventry for a vehicle fire with extension to garage. FF Morrison and Pasek respond with Tank 140 to supply water to the fire ground. FF Pasek assisted on scene with checking for extension and overhaul

 

 

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FF Pasek assisting on scene

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December 30,2009
South Coventry
Structure Fire

Tolland was dispatched to the town of Coventry for a structure fire house fully involved. Both Tolland's tankers were requested. FF Duval with T140 and FF Morrison with T440 responded and help shuttle water to supply the fire ground

 

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First units on scene found heavy fire

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December 15,2009
North Coventry
Structure Fire

Tolland was dispatched to the town Coventry for a structure fire. Tolland responded with 2 Tankers and 2 Engine Tanks. T140 with FF Morrison and Pasek, T440 with FF Wellings, Et240 with FF Sezmreylo and Duval, Once on scene Tolland Fireighters assisted in many different tasks from supplying water to the fire ground, interior fire attack and overhaul. 

 

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FF Pasek setting up

to supply water

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FF Wellings on the ladder with

other Tolland Firefighters

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FF Duval takes a break after
assisting in interior attack

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FF Morrison assists Tolland
Lt Mullen with a air bottle change

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December 12, 2009

 Kendall Mt Rd 

MVA W/Entrapment & Lifestar

 

Tolland responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Kendall Mountain Rd. First unit on scene reported an entrapped unresponsive patient. Pt was extricated packaged and transport to Life Star. FF Morrison and Duval were on scene and assisted with extrication

 

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November 06, 2009

I-84

MVA W/Injuries

Tolland was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on I-84 west of exit 69. FD units on the scene found car in the woods. There were multiple injuries. Both of Tolland's ambulances and one from Willington #1 transported  three patients. Also 2 ALS  units were requested for two of  the patients.

 

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IS THIS WHAT THEY MEANT BY EMERGENCY STOPPING

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October 18,2009
South River Rd
Chimney Fire

Tolland responded to a chimney fire. Units on scene reported a slight smoke condition in the dwelling. Firefighters used chains to clear the blockage in the chimney. Smoke was cleared from the house and FD cleared

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FF Wellings getting access to

the chimney

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October 16, 2009

 Tolland Stage Rd 

MVA W/Injury

 

While Tolland units were still operating at the multiple vehicle accidents on I-84 with one being serious, they were dispatched to another vehicle accident on Tolland Stage Rd (Rt 74) reported Vvehicle down embankment. Units standing by at fire station and from the highway responded. FD unit on scene found a one car that rolled down embankment in front of residence. Patient was still in vehicle and minor extrication and stabilization was preformed. ALS was requested due to patient condition. Patient was treated and packaged and transported to the hospital.

 

 

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Vehicle found down embankment

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FF Duval Helps pickup equipment

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FF Duval assists in carrying patient

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October 16, 2009

 I-84 westbound 

MVA W/Serious Injuries

 

Tolland responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on I-84 in area of

Exit 68. FD unit on scene found vehicle on its roof with occupants ejected. Three occupants were found with serious injuries. Both Life Stars and extra ALS units were requested to the scene. All occupants were treated and packaged and then transported to hospital by both helicopters. It was a busy night on I-84 with multiple accidents with injuries. IAFF 3954 personnel were on the scene and assisted with patient care. Unfortunately one patient died a short time after arriving at the hospital

 

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WFSB Ch. 3 TV Report & Video

Channel 61 Fox Video

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The Tolland Fire Fighters would like to thank all those who graciously donated to this years 2-day Muscular Dystrophy Association's, "Fill The Boot" drive.  Total donations were over our $10,000.00 goal set for this year.
Again, THANK YOU, from Local 3954.

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RECOMMENDED READING!!

OSHA FIRE FIGHTER'S TWO IN / TWO OUT REGULATION

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

*****New England Journal of Medicine***** Emergency Duties and Deaths from Heart Disease among Firefighters in the United States

FDNY 9-11 You Tube Video

Click here to see F 240 "The Beast" in action

 

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The Fire Fighters of Local 3954 are proud members of:
 
 International Association of Fire Fighters,
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut
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