Burning Boat Extinguished by Norwalk FD
by Nancy Chapman
Today [Aug 14, 2011]
NORWALK, Conn. – Six people were onboard a 42-foot boat when it caught on fire Saturday night near the Norwalk/Westport line, Norwalk Fire Deputy Chief Edward Prescott said in a press release. All escaped before the boat became fully involved in flames. Westport Police Captain Sam Arciola happened to be fishing with a friend and noticed the fire and called 911 just after 8 p.m. He then assisted the boats occupants to safety, Prescott said.
The Norwalk Fire Department's fire boat reached the burning watercraft, located between Cockenoe Island and Compo Beach, eight minutes after getting the mayday through the U.S. Coast Guard. The fire was extinguished within 40 minutes. Noroton's fire boat was also called to the scene and stood by as a backup; Westport's Marine Police had two Westport firefighters on board to assist in the operation. Two U.S. Coast Guard vessels and Norwalk Marine Police also responded.
The vessel was based at Norwalk Cove Marina.
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“Sam Colt made men equal”
Since: Apr 09
#1 Aug 15, 2011
Great rescue by Captian Sam Arciola! Congratulations
Successful sinking by the NFD...
#2 Aug 15, 2011
Takes them ten minutes to get to the boat,15 to start it and and a shift to get to where they are going.They have a new $500,000 dollar boat coming tho imagine the press on that,sad part is the Police Marine boat kicks ass they respond the same time as the fire go rescue and come back before the fire boat leaves the dock.
They have been known to save foundations as well.
Its the leadership Norwalk has, a fool who agrees with the Mayor,between them both the city is screwed.
Couple of major fires have never been solved the evidence has been lost of misdirected.
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