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Updated: Nov. 19 (08:01)

E-Board and Trustee Nominations
Amarillo Professional Firefighters
Driver pulled over before car went up in flames in Springfield
IAFF Local 648
Two drivers taken to hospital following car crash on Cooley Street in Springfield
IAFF Local 648
Crews battle two-alarm fire on Dickinson St. in Springfield
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Springfield crash leaves 2 injured, traps woman in car
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Bomb scare prompts lockdown at Mercy Medical Center
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E1 and A200 at the Whale Tail
91 SQUIRE ST
2nd alarm fire. Fire on the 2nd floor and attic.
404 COLEMAN ST
Taco Bell 2nd alarm fire. Fire in the ceiling on arrival.
PLANT ST MVA
Multiple car accident
40 EASTERN ST
2nd alarm fatal fire
450 MONTAUK AVE.
Working Structure Fire 10/24/15
CUTLER ST CAR FIRE
Car fire near a house with quick knockdown.
2ND ALARM
NLFF's respond to 514 Ocean Ave. for a 2nd alarm, heavy fire on arrival.
WHALING CITY FORD
FFs battle a stubborn fire in the roof assembly.
New London Firefighters Local 1522. Thank you for visiting our site.
New London Fire Headquarters
Our members are working hard to keep New London safe.
BRIGGS ST ROLLOVER.
L-1522 members extricate accident victim.
We do much more than fight fires.
Members conduct public fire education.
BOAT FIRE
New London Firefighters
Acting Lieutenant John O'Connor
Killed in the line of duty on Feb. 1, 1993 at 2nd alarm, 91 Truman St.

 Important info: 

 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!

What's New at IAFF 1522
NLFD Trains With New Equipment

The NLFD has used funds from a grant to purchase new rescue equipment. This Arizona vortex is a bipod-tripod that allows for great flexibility during rescue operations. 

Thanks Conner and the Ocean Avenue Learning Academy in New London

The NLFD would like to thank Conner and the Ocean Avenue Learning Academy in New London for this great gift to the South Station.

NLFD AWARDED FEMA GRANT

The NLFD was recently awarded a FEMA grant to improve safety and training equipment. Senator Blumenthal and NL mayor Mike Passero visited HQ to discuss the importance of these grants. 

NL PIPES AND DRUMS OCTOBERFEST
FISHING EDUCATION

The NLFD would like to thank Chief Curcio, retired LT. Spinnato and other Local 1522 members for setting up a time to help local kids learn to fish off the New London State Pier. 

MDA DRIVE

The New London Firefighters are gearing up for their annual fill the boot campaign. The NLFD will be collecting donations benefiting people with Muscular Dystrophy every Friday in September in front of Fire Headquarters on Bank street and in front of the North Station on Broad st. Look out for the boot drive and give what you can for this great cause!

RETIREMENTS AND PROMOTIONS

There has been many recent changes to the NLFD staff.

-Battalion Chief Roger Tompkins, firefighter Jonathan Cook and firefighter Rod Ventura have retired. Please see The Day's article about these members:

https://www.theday.com/policefirecourts/20190622/after-collective-106-years-of-service-three-retire-from-new-london-fire-department

-Lieutenant Johnathan Paige has been promoted to Battalion Chief.

The Day newspaper was also kind enough to write a great synopsis of Chief Paige's career so far:

https://www.theday.com/local-news/20190626/decorated-new-london-firefighter-promoted-to-battalion-chief

-Firefighter Timothy O'Reilly and firefighter Mike Colman have been promoted to Lieutenant. Firefighter Greg Cormier will also be promoted to Lieutenant following a promotion ceremony in the upcoming weeks. 

-The NLFD has also sworn in 2 new firefighters: Charles Maxson and Benjamin Marcus. We wish these new firefighters the best of luck. 

ROD VENTURA RETIREMENT
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