Our annual Christmas Trees (Etc) Sale
is now underway
Hours are Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-9 pm;
Monday through Friday, 6-9 pm (earlier by chance).
FILL THE FIRE TRUCK 2019
put 55 turkeys and 72 boxes of food
on the shelves of FAITH Food Pantry.
In addition, donations totaling $2,536
in cash and gift cards were also delivered
Saturday, November 23.
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2019
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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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 ...
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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...
November 22, 2019: Westport Fire Department Firefighter Turk Askoy, 46, succumbed to an occupational cancer. A 13-year veteran of Westport Fire Department, Local 1081, his death will be memorialized by the union as a line of duty death.
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.