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No Injuries After Ultra-Light Crashes Into Trees

ultralight1On July 12, 2014 at approx. 1030 hrs. the Broad Brook Fire Dept. along with the Warehouse Point Fire District, responded to a report of an Ultra-Light Aircraft that was stuck in the tree. Initial reports from 911 were that the operator was still in aircraft and needed to be rescued. BBFD Chief was first to arrive and establish command, reporting occupant of the aircraft was still in the craft and was 25-30 feet in the air. Additional resources from Enfield Fire were called adding Eng. 12 and Truck 12 to assist. A Foam line was stretched and put into operation for minor fuel spill leaking out of the small engine on the ground while crews facilitated the rescue.

Pilot was extricated after about 45 mins. of securing the plane and removing him from the craft in which his leg was pinned between the craft and tree he had landed in. Pilot was evaluated by East Windsor Paramedics and refused transport or treatment beyond the evaluation. The FAA was notified and will be investigating.

 

 

1980 Department Photos

These photos are taken from the 1980 Dedication book for the new fire station.  Former member, Kevin Bushey has provided names for almost everyone in the department photo.

 

 

 

Run Totals

BBFD Run Totals

Month 2012 2013 2014
January 49 46 39
February 39 42 37
March 43 41 37
April 50 36 52
May 50 40 37
June 35 53 48
July 43 39 51
August 56 45 37
September 51 46 34
October 39 47 01
November 27 36 0
December 45 40 0
Total 527 511 373

Types of Calls

Call Type 2012 2013 2014
Structure Fires 06 07 02
Other Fires 58 33 16
Medicals 213 196 168
Water Rescues 01 02 01
Motor Vehicle Accidents 32 36 25
Extrications 04 04 02
Hazardous Conditions 33 40 16
Fire Alarms 88 76 103
Other Calls for Service 92 117 40
Totals 527 511 373