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HVFCo June 2016 Report

Submitted by Olivia Drake.

Members of the Haddam Volunteer Fire Co. responded to 42 calls for emergency services in June 2016.

  • Fires, Alarms, etc. –10
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – 6
  • Medical – 20
  • Marine – 3
  • Other – 3

The detailed report is below:

June 3 MVA

June 3 MVA

Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to a motor vehicle accident vs. bicyclist at the intersection of Saybrook Road and Jail Hill Road in Haddam at 2:50 p.m. on June 25, 2016. A biker, heading down Jail Hill Road, failed to brake at the intersection and struck the rear passenger side of a vehicle heading southbound on Saybrook Road. The driver of the vehicle was transported via Chester Ambulance for evaluation. HVFCo. and Middlesex Hospital paramedics worked to resuscitate the biker for more than 30 minutes. LIFE STAR responded to transport the biker, who later succumbed to his injuries. HVFCo. also responded to motor vehicle accidents on June 3 near Old County Road and Parker Hill Road South; June 5 at the intersection of Burr Road and Fieldstone Lane; June 14 on Saybrook Road near Thayer Road Ext.,; June 26 on Saybrook Road near High Meadow Place; and June 28 on Route 9 South.brush fire 6-15-16

HVFCo. responded to a brush fire at 12:15 p.m. June 15 on Christian Hill Road in Higganum. A tractor processing hay at a commercial agricultural farm had an electrical short, which caused a spark and ignited a hay field. The operator of the tractor witnessed the field start to burn and called 911. Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and suppressed the fire using lines from utility truck 7-13. They overhauled the area to ensure no hot spots remained. An area measuring approximately 100-feet by 100-feet of was damaged by the fire. The company also responded to brush fires on June 27 at the end of Dublin Hill Road and on June 18 on Foot Hills Road.

Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to a medical emergency at 8:20 p.m. June 23 at Eagle Landing State Park in the Tylerville section of Haddam. A woman, who had recently disembarked from the Lade Katherine Cruises boat, stopped on the pier to take photos. She stepped backwards, lost her footing and fell into the Connecticut River between the boat and dock. Three members of the Lady Katherine cruise jumped into the water, which is approximately 17 feet deep, to help rescue the woman. The woman was taken to a nearby gazebo and Haddam Fire EMS evaluated her on scene.

They also assisted with two downed power lines on June 8, 2016 on Quarry Hill Road and June 9 on Thayer Road.HVFCO training


On June 13, 2016 members of Haddam Volunteer Fire Company participated in a drafting and relay pumping drill at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Members practiced drafting water from the Connecticut River, filling the tanker, shuttling water to a drop tank, pumping water through 1,000 feet of 5” hose line, and operating hand lines. Junior members practiced nozzle techniques and patterns. With a lack of hydrants in the Haddam area, firefighters must rely on drafting and tanker shuttles to bring water to the scene of a structure fire. Members also learned how to use a new, electronic reporting system that supplies information to the Fire Marshal’s Office for permanent recording.




On June 6, 2016mHVFCo. welcomed Probationary Member Ed Adametz. Adametz previously served with Haddam Fire from 1982-1992. Ed’s son, Ej, is a member of the HVFCo. Junior Division. For more information visit

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