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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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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 5:26 AM ON APRIL 09, THE TOLLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT, BOTH CAREER AND VOLUNTEER, HAS RESPONDED TO 397 CALLS!!

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April 06,2009
Shenipsit Lake Rd
Mva Extrication w/Lifestar

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FF Pasek uses jaws of life off Et140 
 to gain access to patient

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FF Wellings assists FF Pasek in 
packaging the patient  
 

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R240 on scene waiting for investigation
and wrecker to arrive

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FF Morrison waits for the wrecker
to finish clean up

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FF Pasek washing S140 nice job!!

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April 04, 2009

Dive Training

Mansfield Community Center

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FF Morrison, Duval, Szemreylo, Wellings, and Pasek keep up on their diving skills. Now part of the Tolland County Dive Team. Dive Team made arrangements to use the pool at Mansfield community center.

Dive team members were also present  to evaluate skills

and equipment.

 

 

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FF Wellings works on repairing the intake valve on Et240

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Recently the Tolland Explorer Post 142 with the help of

FF Duval (Senior Fire advisor) and the Tolland Fire Dept have gotten the Fire side up and running again. Explorers come down to the fire house to learn what it takes to be a firefighter and some get to ride on emergency

 

 

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Explorers Mike and Chris learn how to check the SCBA

 (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) under the guidance of FF Duval

 

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March 26,2009
Hilltop / Crestwood Rd.
Brush  Fire

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FF Szemreylo and FF Wellings finishing mop up on a  small brush fire

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FF Duval running the pump on Et240 supplying water to the fire

 

 

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FF Wellings returning equipment to
 Forestry 240

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FF Duval goes over Forestry 240 after a recent

mutual aid brush fire to Coventry

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March 17,2009
I-84 
Mva Rollover With Injuries

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Approaching the scene with Et240
 on scene

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Vehicle went off the road above and landed
on its roof 
 

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Car rolled back onto all four wheels

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Et240 and R240 on the scene

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FF Wellings finishes mounting radio receivers and

telephone to the wall in the office at Sta240

 

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March 09,2009

Multiple MVA

Fast moving snow blanket the roads causing numerous accidents in town, Tolland's both ambulance were also requested mutual aid to surrounding towns for accidents with injuries

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RT195 near Walbridge Hill car into

telephone pole

Old Post Rd truck into telephone pole, road closed fore several hours until pole could be repaired

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 SCBA  Flow Testing.

 

This test is done once a year, by the paid staff, on all Self Contained Breathing Apparatus in Tolland . Each test takes approximately  30-45min. There are 38 packs inspected and tested..

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FF Wellings replacing air pack filter
before flow test. 

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FF Duval  performing Flow test on SCBA

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FF Duval uses the air compressor specially made to

 fill air pack bottles. It takes one bottle to perform

one SCBA flow test

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March 04,2009
I-84 Vernon  
Heavy Rescue from Tolland Requested

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Dump truck got tangled up on sign
driver still in truck 

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Tolland's R240 was called to assist Vernon.

Tower 141 moves in to check patient

 
 

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FF Carlson brings stokes basket  up to
the fire fighters in bucket of tower 141

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Once dump truck was stabilized with a

wrecker, Vernon fire fighters use Tower 141

to rescue and remove patient

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February 13,2009
Hunter road
Chimney Fire

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Truck 240 is setup so fire fighters can gain accesses to the chimney. 

House had  smoke condition in basement, fire contained to chimney,

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FF Wellings just finished working the chians to clear the blockage in the chimney

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A view from the  base of the the ladder

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February 04,2009
Mt Laurel Dr
Propane leak in house

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FF Wellings finished a final metering of a house that had a burner from a propane stove accidently left on all day

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January 24,2009
Boy Scout Camp Ashford
Tolland County Dive Drill

Recently all the members of Local 3954 joined the Tolland County Dive Team.

 FF Morrison Representing us at a recent ice dive at the boy scout camp in Ashford. 

 

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FF Morrison on safety line as diver enters the water

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FF Morrison on safety line he is the only link to diver below

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January 10,2009
Walbridge Hill Rd
Chimney Fire

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Truck 240 is setup so fire fighters can gain accesses to the chimney. The chimney was blocked and had active fire inside it. First reports had possible extension to house but was contained only to the chimney

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FF Duval gets Hyrdant ready if needed

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FF Wellings operates on the turntable of Truck 240

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January 08,2009
Merrow Rd (RT195)
MVA With Entrapment and Life Star

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FF Pasek assessing the scene after assisting in the extrication of a person who was pinned in vehicle, patient transported to hospital by Life Star 

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RECOMMENDED READING!!

OSHA FIRE FIGHTER'S TWO IN / TWO OUT REGULATION

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

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*****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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