Up Next: Our 32nd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 30
The Golf Club at Oxford Greens
Click here for full details.
CHIEF BILL HALSTEAD
who will be serving as
of the 2019 Newtown Labor Day Parade!
Read more here: Halstead Named 2019 Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal
A NOTE TO RESIDENTS OF OUR FIRE DISTRICT:
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company does not solicit donations over the phone.
It has come to our attention that residents of Fairfield County, including many in Sandy Hook and Newtown, have received calls in recent months from people claiming to represent their local volunteer fire company. If you receive such a call — especially if the person says they are a member of our company, or calling on behalf of this company — it is a phishing call.
Please do not give them any of your personal information. Try to make note of the phone number the person is calling from, and what your Caller ID says the person’s name or organization is, and then hang up. Contact Newtown Police (203-270-4255) or Connecticut Better Business Bureau (860-740-4500 or bbb.org/Connecticut) and report what happened.
Sandy Hook has begun its 2019 fund drive. Those who live within our district should have received the 2019 request for donations by late April or early May, asking you to consider a tax-deductible donation to our company.
Thanks to the success of the inaugural Food Truck Frenzy in April, we will not be sending members out to the homes and businesses to ask for donations in person this summer. We do hope everyone within our district will consider sending a donation nevertheless. We thank you in advance for your support.
If you have any questions or concerns, call our main station at 203-270-4392.
The Officers & Members of
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company
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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Approximately 25 members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue marched in the 2019 Bridgewater Country Fair Fireman's Parade this year, and at the end of the evening the group returned home with three trophies.Sandy Hook earned honors for Best Overall Appearing Fire Company, Most Firefi...
Sandy Hook firefighters spent Sunday morning training with instructors from Fire Training Innovations, who went over competent SCBA use, donning SCBA efficiently, low-profile use of the tanks, and mayday protocol.
While Pete Morotto and Derek Currao from FTI worked with about two dozen firefig...
Sandy Hook firefighters worked with Fire Training Innovations for its Sunday training in July, returning to some basics: hose line and nozzle works.Pete Morotto and Derek Currao from FTI led firefighters through a series of rotations that focused on basic advancement techniques.Teams of two first sp...
During the same meeting when Second Assistant Chief Andrew Ryan was named SHVVR's Outstanding Member of the Year, company members elected the men and women who will serve as firefighting/line and administrative officers for the period of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.Bill Halstead will continue as ...
During its annual meeting on June 3, Sandy Hook VFR members learned that Andrew Ryan had been selected as the 2019 Outstanding Member of the Year.Currently serving as the company’s Second Assistant Chief, Mr Ryan has been a member of SHVFR since January 2011. He began showing a serious interes...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Hook & Ladder were dispatched at 15:03 to 120 Walnut Tree Hill for a reported car fire.SHVFR Chief Bill Halstead was first on the scene, and confirmed a fully involved vehicle fire. The homeowners were concerned with the vehicle's proximity to a barn; Chief Halstea...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Hook & Ladder were dispatched at 13:36 to the area of I-84 East for a possible brush fire. Firefighters were told that the fire was in the median, between the Exit 11 onramp and the Rochambeau Bridge.Engine 441 and Brush 445 both responded, with Chief Halstead tak...
Sandy Hook VFR was dispatched at 04:51 to 34 Meadowbrook Road, within Botsford Fire Rescue's district, for a reported barn fire. Botsford Chief Andrew White arrived on the scene at 04:59 and reported a fully involved fire. All Newtown companies were added to the call at that time.Sandy Hook'...
SHVFR and Newtown Ambulance were dispatched at 18:14 to Berkshire Road in the area of Paugussett Road for a reported 2-car MVA with injuries. Rescue 444 and Engines 441 and 442 responded with crews. Second Assistant Chief Andrew Ryan had command of the scene.First responders found one veh...
SHVFR, Hook & Ladder and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance were dispatched to a home on Cherry Street for a motor vehicle accident with extrication. While responding, firefighters were updated that a vehicle had crossed a lawn and crashed into the lower level of a split-ranch house at 9 Cherry St...
March 22, 2018: FDNY Engine Company Firefighter Michael R. Davidson, 37, killed and two other firefighters were seriously injured in a Harlem five-alarm fire; and York (PA) City Department of Fire/Rescue Services Firefighters Zachary Anthony, 29, and Ivan Flanscha, 50, were killed from a collapse at the scene of a multi-alarm fire that began the previous day.
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
HELP US FIND YOU FASTER!
IF WE CAN'T SEE YOUR HOUSE NUMBER FROM THE SEAT OF THE VEHICLES RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY, IT COULD DELAY OUR RESPONSE AS WELL AS THE RESPONSE OF OTHER EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDERS.
They can be purchased for $15, and will be designed to hang vertically or horizontally (your choice) on your mailbox post.
Stop by the firehouse any Monday night or call 203-270-4392 to place an order.