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September 25, 2009

Joe Sabbath Dr

Structure Fire

 

In the early morning Tolland was dispatched for a reported vehicle fire.  First arriving units on scene, found a fully involved vehicle with extension to the residence. Firefighters worked quickly and the bulk of the fire was knocked down. Firefighters opened up the roof to get to the remaining fire.  Units remained on scene for extensive overhaul

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PHOTO TAKEN BY PATRICK DOOLEY

FF Pasek climbing ladder to help assist firefighter working on the roof

 

 

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PHOTO TAKEN BY PATRICK DOOLEY

FF Wellings operating the pump on Et140

 

 

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September 18, 2009

Rt 195/Anthony Rd

MVA W/Injuries

 

Tolland responded to a reported motor vehicle accident in the area of RT195 and Anthony Road. Units on scene found multiple cars involved with injuries.  Due to there being multiple injuries Willington ambulance

responded mutual aid to assist.

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August 27, 2009
Tolland Senior Center
Annual Cookout
 
The Tolland Fire Department sponsored the Annual Senior  Center Cookout. This event was attended by over 90 of  Tollands Senior residents.

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August 24, 2009

Eastview terrace

Kitchen Fire 

 

Tolland responded to a reported stove fire. Upon arrival first units on scene found smoke showing from the residents. Fire crews inside found fire in

stove with extension to cabinets and walls of kitchen with heavy smoke condition through out the house. Fire was knocked down quickly and ventilation was preformed to remove smoke.

 

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Fire fighters stretch hose through front door to reach fire located in kitchen

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August 11, 2009

Valley View Dr.

Kitchen Fire

Tolland responded to a reported kitchen fire. ET140 was quick to arrive and found a small cooking fire in the kitchen with extension to microwave and cabinets above. FF Morrison and Pasek quickly extinguished the fire and started venting the moderate smoke condition in the house.

 

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FF Szemreylo and Pasek checking
for extension

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Fire Explorers help setup ventilation to
front and rear of house

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Fire caused some damage to microwave and cabinets above

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July 23, 2009

Mutual Aid to Vernon

Structure Fire

 

 

Tolland responded mutual aid to the Town Of Vernon for a fire in a large brick building near Rockville Hospital.

 

Truck 240 was the first unit requested to the scene and ET140 went to cover Station 541, FF Pasek was on Truck 240 and was in staging and was later released, ET140 with FF Duval and crew were later requested to the scene due to the amount of overhaul that needed to be done, Et140 spent awhile inside the building performing overhaul and extinguishing

 fires in floor joists and walls.

 

The building was built in the 1800's and was renovated many times creating alot o void spaces

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Vernon's Tower 141 working on opening up the building

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July 02, 2009

I-84

MVA W/Fatality

 

 

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Tolland responded to a mva on interstate 84, first units on scene found one vehicle in the woods down a very steep embankment. The only occupant

of the vehicle was still in vehicle and pronounced dead, units stayed on

scene for a extended period of time to assist Connecticut State Police

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June 17,2009

I-84

MVA W/ Injuries

 

 

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While operating at the High Ridge Dr. MVA, Tolland responded

 to a second MVA on I-84 eastbound, units on scene found

one car off the road and had taken down many guardrails.

 One patient transported to hospital 

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June 17,2009

High Ridge Dr

MVA W/Injuries

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Tolland responded to a reported MVA on High Ridge Dr. First arriving units found a motor vehicle into a telephone pole. All units pulled back to a safe location and road was closed for a few hours.

One person was transported to the hospital.

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June 17, 2009

Sugar Hill Rd

Structure Fire

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Tolland responded to a possible structure fire reports of smoke coming from a vacant house, First units on scene had light smoke showing from roof area. Once inside firefighters found small fire on first floor and in basement. Fire was quickly extinguished with light fire and water damage.

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June 04, 2009

Rt 74/Doyle Rd

MVA Extrication and Life Star

 

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FF Duval and Pasek were on scene and assisted

with extrication and patient packaging

 

 

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May 18,2009
Rt 74 and I-84
Truck Accident

Responded to a reported truck rollover. First units on scene found garbage truck on its side with no injuries. But there was a fluid leak from a hole in hydraulic fluid tank, Fd contained spill and assisted clean up and recovery units

 

 

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FD Units on scene waiting for clean up and recovery units

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FF Wellings uses dirt to control 

 the spread of leaking fluid

FF Szemreylo and Wellings
 stand by as the recovery
units upright the truck

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Photo taken by Duval

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May 05,2009
Crystal Lake Rd
Structure Fire

At around 4:30am Tolland was alerted to a possible structure fire on Crystal Lake Rd, First units on scene encountered a one story house with heavy fire showing, The home owner made it out of safely to neighbors house. Departments from Ellington, Crystal lake, Vernon, Somers, and Willington assisted on scene or for station coverage

 

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Et140  was first on scene and fire fighters

encounter heavy fire conditions

 

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FF Wellings stops to asses the

situation after helping knock

down the main body of fire

 

A view from the top of Et140 as
 daylight appears on the scene

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WFSB Ch. 3 TV Report & Video

Channel 61 Fox Video

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April 30,2009
Anderson Rd
Dryer Fire

Responded to a house filled with smoke when homeowners came home. Firefighters found smoke showing upon arrival. Fire in laundry room and it

was contained to that room with some smoke and water damage to house

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FF Wellings and Roper get ready to enter house as 

FF Duval is getting hose line and equipment ready

 

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FF Wellings moves the dryer to

 check for any extension  

 

 

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FF Wellings checks for extension 

by opening up the wall

 

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ET240 on scene and was the primary fire ground piece

 

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April 21,2009
Dockerel Rd
Chimney Fire

Working chimney fire upon arrival with possible extension to house, smoke condition in attic, Fire contained to chimney which caused  damage to inside and outside of the chimney

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FF Wellings and  Roper using the chains to

clear the chimney

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Due to possible extension in attic

hose lines were set in place 

 

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FF Duval putting the ladder back in service

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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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April 20,2009
East Main St, Vernon
Building Fire

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Fire is on the top floor of the old  abandon Roosevelt Mill complex.

This Photo is from the rear were Tolland is setting up with T240.

 fire is just being hit from front of building with tower 141

 

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FF Szemreylo and Carlson get ready to go to work as T240 hits some fire from the outside with master steam

FF Wellings and Pasek on the
 turntable of T240

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FF Carlson Climbs ladder to gain access to top floor

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FF Szemreylo on the top floor assisting

Tolland Firefighters go to the roof

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April 18,2009
Mt Spring Rd
Brush Fire

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FF Wellings and other Tolland firefighters mop up hot spots

 on this brush fire that got to the base of the house

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April 17,2009
I-84 and Mountain Spring Rd
Brush Fire

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FF Pasek starts hitting the fire from
the I-84 side

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FF Duval pump operator on T140

assists with hose movement 

 

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T140 setup on Mountain spring Rd

 

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FF Pasek and Duval use a Hydrant to
fill T140/Et140 water tanks

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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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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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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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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 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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January 08,2009
Old Kent Rd South
House filled with smoke

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FF Pasek assisting at a house  filled with smoke.

Smoke caused from a problem with a pellet stove

 

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January 06,2009
I-84
MVA With Extrication and Life Star

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FF Szemreylo and Carlson working on removing door

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FF Duval,Szemreylo,Wellings and Carlson
 assist on removing patient

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FF Carlson,Szemreylo and Wellings
work on getting patient ready for
 removal from vehicle

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Life Star landing on highway

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December 26,2008
Shenipsit Lake
Animal Ice Rescue

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FF Pasek and Szemreylo in cold water gear trying to reach some cats that were stranded on the ice. One cat was rescued but sadly two others were not reached in time.

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December 22, 2008
I-84
Car Fire

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Nice Job!

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December 19,2008
I-84
P/U vs Tractor Trailer

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Tolland Fire on the scene of a pick up vs Tractor Trailer
No injuries, but there was a large diesel fuel leak

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December 09, 2008
House Fire
Anderson Rd.
 

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FF Wellings operating inside checking
for any remaining fire 

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FF Pasek and Morrison assisted the
Tolland fire marshal

Channel 61 Fox Video

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December 08, 2008
I-84
MVA With Extrication and Lifestar
 
 

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Vehicle found down embankment with
one person trapped

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FF Pasek cleaning up, as Lifestar lifts off

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September 20,2008
Merrow Rd
Building Fire

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Fire contained to business to the right.
with little damage to the business to the left

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FF Duval  assisting with finding
any remaining fire

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FF Duval preforming overhaul and
assisting fire marshal

Damage caused by fire

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July 16
Tractor Trailer Fire
I-84 Ex. 68
 

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Nov. 18
Metcalf Road
 
Tolland Fire Fighters Jason Wellings and Jason Szemreylo responded to a call for a dog that had its head stuck in a flue pipe. Upon arrival they found a 10 yr. old German Shepherd with its head stuck in the back of a 6 in. opening of an old wood stove. 
 
After lathering the dog's head and neck with Dawn dishwashing detergent and trying to maneuver the dog's head from the stove, they called Tina Binheimer, the Tolland Animal Control Officer for her assistance. A few gentle pulls from Tina, and Tasha was free
 

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July 7
5 Dockerel Rd.
Propane Tank Leak
 
 

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FF Jason Wellings applies a fog pattern from hose to help dissapaite vapors from the propane tank. The tank, at the time of photo, was almost empty and vapor levels were deemed safe.

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May 9
Bus Fire North River Rd.
 
FF. Jason Szemreylo  FF Jason Wellings  Chief John Littell

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April 23
Interstate 84 Ex-68 EB
Tractor Trailer Accident

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View NBC 30 Report and Video

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April 16
 
Tolland fire fighters had a busy day battling brush fires. They had two, one on Sugar Hill Road, and a 5 acre brush fire on Mile Hill Road.

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April 4
Joe Duval inspects the flue after a chimney fire on
Tolland Stage Rd.

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March 17
 
Jason Szemreylo and Jason Wellings responded, with Rescue 640, to Willington at I-84 WB Ex 71 for a tractor trailer roll over.
 
 

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March 10
 
Joe Duval and Steve Pasek operate from Truck 240 at a chimney fire.
 

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During a recent heavy snow storm,  Rescue 240, with Jason Szemreylo and Joe Duval, responded to Interstate 84 in Vernon to assist Vernon Fire Department with the extrication of a female involved in a multi vehicle accident during a serious snow storm.
 
In the upper photo Joe and Jason size up the scene prior to cribbing the vehicle. In the lower picture, Jason operates the Hurst Tool to free the patient.
 

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Feb. 7, 2007
Tractor Trailer Rollover I-84 Ex. 68 Westbound

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Jan. 29, 2007
Mutual Aid - Structure Fire Ashford
 

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Dennis & Dan responded with ET-240, first to cover  at Willington Hill, shortly after arrival they were called to the scene to assist in the tanker shuttle and manpower.

MVA - OLD STAFFORD ROAD

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Oven Fire - Tolland Pizza

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Condominium Fire - Vernon

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