Archive | August, 2013

Vehicle Fire on Interstate 84

Mid-afternoon on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 Newtown Hook & Ladder was dispatched to assist Hawleyville Fire Department for a reported vehicle fire on I-84 east bound between exits 9 and 10. Arriving crews found a well involved car fire. The car fire was quickly extinguished as well as an adjacent grass fire.


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MVA-Extrication on Interstate 84

Just after 10am on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 Newtown Hook & Ladder was dispatched for a Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries on I-84 west bound between exits 10 and 9. Arriving crews found a two vehicle MVA with two occupants trapped and needing extrication. Firefighters quickly went to work first stabilizing the vehicle then gaining access to the trapped occupants. With a crew assisting from Sandy Hook Fire Department front and rear doors from both sides of the vehicle were removed simultaneously to allow for access and removal of both occupants. From the time of arrival of rescue equipment on scene to patient removal was eleven minutes for the first occupant and seventeen minutes for the second occupant.

Tractor Rollover

During the afternoon of August 7th, 2013 Newtown Hook & Ladder firefighters were dispatched for tractor roll-over with a person injured. Arriving at 21 Old Farm Rd. in Fairfield Hills complex firefighters found a tractor down an embankment on its side and the driver/operator injured. Firefighters treated the injuries and stabilized the overturned tractor using a stabilization winch from Rescue Truck 113. The injured driver was packaged and carried up the embankment in a fire department stokes basket to waiting ambulance for transport.

Appliance Fire

During the afternoon of August 10th, 2013 Newtown Hook & Ladder responded automatic aid to 92 Walnut Tree Rd with Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Reported as an electrical appliance fire, the fire was determined to be out on arrival by Sandy Hook Fire Department. Hook & Ladder firefighters assisted Sandy Hook members on scene with investigating for possible additional electrical problems, checking the building with Thermal Imaging Cameras.