In this era of COVID-19
we have taken precautions
to keep our members and the community safe.
We are responding to calls 24/7/365,
with updated protocols in place.
Thank you, and be safe.
—The Officers & Members
of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Thank you to our wonderful residents, who invited us to be part of your special days during the past few months.
We have celebrated birthdays for ages 1-80+ and graduations.
At this time we will no longer be doing celebration parades, as we all begin to take steps back toward "normal."
Please continue to be safe, though, and remember: We are always here in the event of an emergency.
ON A HAPPIER NOTE:
The Second Annual
Sandy Hook Food Truck Frenzy & Craft Fair
has a new date!
Click here for additional information
See you in September!
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2019
Main Station, 18-20 Riverside Road
Substation, 249 Berkshire Road (above, view from Berkshire Road; below, view from Nighthawk Lane)
(photo courtesy The Newtown Bee)
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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During the past month, with families being asked to continue the "Stay Home-Stay Safe" COVID-19 protocols, Sandy Hook VFR has been invited to deliver smiles to some of the youngest members of our fire district. Parents have reached out with requests for fire trucks to drive past their home...
During this time of social distancing, Sandy Hook VFR has done two special visits to young residents within our fire district.On Sunday, April 5, Firefighters Scott Allen, Pete Barresi, John Eisele, Matt Schapiro and Shannon Will took Engine 442 out for a ride to extend birthday wishes to two brothe...
Following a classroom session on January 27, Sandy Hook VFR firefighters assembled on Sunday, February 9, for the practical session of Tech Rescue Training.Fire Training Innovations (FTI) Instructor Pete Morotto worked with firefighters that morning, going over the equipment that would be needed in ...
For the 17th year, firefighters from all five of Newtown's companies worked on a pre-Thanksgiving food collection for FAITH Food Pantry.At the concluding of this year's five-hour event, shoppers at Newtown's Big Y and Stop & Shop supermarkets donated 55 turkeys, filled 72 boxes with ...
Sandy Hook VFR firefighters returned to Fairfield Hills for the second time this year to continue training with ladders. The company's November 10 training, done with FTI, continued and expanded upon work that had been started in April.Firefighters began by staging outside Shelton Hall, nea...
Two fire companies, Newtown Ambulance and Newtown Police officers were all dispatched to Wasserman Road Saturday afternoon after a paramedic reported a serious accident while en route to a different call.Newtown Hook & Ladder was initially dispatched at 16:58 to Wasserman Way near Nunnawauk Road...
Multiple Brush Fires During Very Dry Conditions (Tuesday-Saturday, June 23-27, 2020)Sandy Hook VFR responded to multiple brush fires between June 23 and June 26, including a large one in Southbury.The first calls came on Tuesday, June 23, at 12:59, when Sandy Hook and Newtown Hook & Ladder ...
Sandy Hook VFR, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, an on-call paramedic, and CT State Police were dispatched on Sunday at 20:20 for a vehicle that had gone off the road following a reported deer strike. The accident was reported on I-84 West near Exit 11. It was initially unclear which side of ...
A quick-moving fire destroyed a shed but not a nearby home. Four of Newtown's fire companies were dispatched at 09:45 Friday on a report of a house that was fully engulfed in flames in Sandy Hook's district. Calls to dispatch said no one was expected in the home, located on Pootatu...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Hook & Ladder were dispatched at 6:49 am to I-84 West between Exits 10 and 9 for a reported fully involved car fire. CT State Troopers, who reported the fire, initially indicated wires were close to the vehicle, which was also reported to be near the Par...
February 18, 2020: Porterville (CA) Fire Department Captain Ramon Figueroa, 35, and Firefighter Patrick Jones, 25, were killed in a fire at City of Porterville Library that had been set by two 13-year-old males.
The mission of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., Inc. is to strive for excellence in the performance of prevention of loss of life, personal injury and damage from fire, medical and other emergencies of any or all persons when called upon. We shall do this by maintaining a high standard of training and public education and act and perform in a safe, courteous and professional manner.
Volunteer firefighters display a flashing blue light to warn other motorists when they are responding to emergencies in their personal vehicles.
While Connecticut Motor Vehicle laws do not require motorists to pull over to the right, please be courteous and let them pass.
Remember: The faster we can get to the scene of a fire, an accident or a medical call, the sooner we can save lives. After all, you wouldn't want anyone to delay our response time if you needed to call 911, would you?
When you see the blue light, move to the right.
If you would like a patch please send a request, and $5, to
Sandy Hook Vol. Fire & Rescue Company
ATTN Patch Request
PO Box 783
Sandy Hook CT 06482