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December, 2018

1ST Responder Newspaper - NE



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The town of Scotland was established in 1857. It is the least populated town in Windham County, with less than 2,000 residents. Scotland Fire Department was completely volunteer until they recently appointed part time Firefighter/EMTs for day shifts. They are designated Station 16 by QV Dispatch.

The SFD fleet is unique and colorful. Their newest apparatus is Engine 116, which is a 2011 Toyne pumper built on an HME chassis. It has a 1250-GPM pump, 1000-gallon water tank and 30-gallons of class A foam. Engine-Tank 116 was originally a Ladder Truck in Cleveland, Ohio. This 1987 tandem axle Seagrave was converted to a tanker by V-Tec in 2001. It hauls 2500-gallons of water with a 1000-GPM pumping capacity. Both of these rigs are white.

Hose Tender 116 was originally in service down the Cape with the Mashpee Fire Department. This apparatus was built in 1986 by Middlesex on an International chassis. It has an LDH hose reel with 5000' of supply line. It also has a 1000-GPM rating. Tower 116 was acquired from the Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Fire Department. It replaced a MackCF Aerialscope that was retired. This 1979 Pierce Arrow has an 85' LTI boom. HT116 & Tower 116 are white-over-red. The department's brush truck, featured in the July/2018 issue of 1st Responder News, is a yellow power wagon. The fleet is rounded out with Ambulance 516, a BLS transport truck that was purchased from Tolland, Connecticut. This 2007 Ford E450 was built by LifeLine.

Engine 116


Engine Tank 116


Hose 116



Torrington Responds to Three-Alarm Structure Fire

Torrington, CT - At approximately 10:01 P.M. on October 26th, the Torrington Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 79 Linden Street. Dispatch reported possible people trapped. Car 2 arrived with heavy fire showing on all floors of a two-and-a-half story, wood-frame dwelling. A third-alarm was transmitted, bringing in mutual aid from outside agencies. There were no reported injuries, and all occupants escaped on their own.

Tower 116


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