to everyone who joined us
for our 32nd LobsterFest
See you next year for LobsterFest #33 ...
Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2020
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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Longtime SHVFR Chief Bill Halstead was formally announced on May 10 as the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Newtown Labor Day Parade.This year's parade will step off at 10 am from Main Street at Currituck Road. The parade route will follow its traditional path: south on Main Street to its intersection...
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Sandy Hook VFR, Newtown Ambulance and the on-call paramedic were dispatched at 16:44 for a reported two-car MVA with injuries on I-84 West in the area of Exit 11. Chief Halstead, who had been traveling in the area at the time, was able to update responding units that the accident was in the hig...
Sandy Hook VFR was dispatched, along with Hawleyville, Botsford and Newtown Hook & Ladder, to 5 Farrell Road at 0100 Tuesday morning for a reported structure fire in Hawleyville Fire & Rescue's district. Hawleyville Chief John Basso arrived on the scene within a minute of a Newtown polic...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched at 22:54 to the area of I-84 West in the area of the Exit 11 ramps for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. The accident was located just prior to the Exit 11 offramp. SHVFR Second Assistant Chief Andy Ryan re...
Sandy Hook, Botsford, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder were dispatched to 13 Berkshire Road at 19:28 for a possible structure fire after a call to dispatch reported a light fixture smoking and the smell of smoke within the commercial building.SHVFR Second Assistant Chief Andy Ryan was first on the ...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance were dispatched at 16:52 to Berkshire Road in the area of Zoar Road for a reported vehicle in the woods. First responders were told that the vehicle was smoking from the front end.Upon arrival, Second Assistant Chief Andrew Ryan command. A vehicle that ...
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.