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First Weekend of Christmas Trees Sale

THANK YOU for a very good first weekend of sales! We sold 272 trees during the first weekend of our 2023 Christmas Trees (& More!) Sale. The first sale on Friday was to a woman heading directly to Maryland, one of the final sales on Sunday was to Erica F (pictured), who was taking hers home to Rhode Island. Between midday Friday and late afternoon Sunday, dozens of trees — as wreaths, cemetery boxes, pine roping, tree stands and tree bags — were sold to friends, family, neighbors and supporters.

Tree sales will resume Thursday, November 30, 6-9 pm at our main station. 

Additional information and updates are available on our Facebook Events page.

RIP George Lockwood Sr

Life Member George Lockwood Sr died Sunday, November 12, at his home.

At the time of his death, George was the senior-most member of our company, having given 71+ years to our company. He joined Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue on his 16th birthday.

Bucket Truck Rollover At Exit 11 Offramp-Wasserman Way Corner

Tuesday, November 28, 2023: Sandy Hook VFR, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Newtown PD were dispatched at 10:21 to Wasserman Way near the Exit 11 offramp for a reported truck rollover there. The driver was reportedly uninjured.

Upon arrival, Chief Capozziello confirmed the rollover and that the driver was out of the vehicle and uninjured. The truck had rolled onto its passenger side while taking the right turn from the ramp onto Wasserman. The male driver was able to self-extricate.

Firefighters put down Speedi-Dri and managed traffic through the scene. 

The driver was checked for injuries but did not get transported. 

Sandy Hook cleared from the scene at 10:48

The truck was towed and the scene fully cleared approximately 90 minutes later. 

Successful Fill The Fire Trucks 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Fill The Fire Truck — conducted Saturday, November 18, at Big Y and Sand Hill Plaza — another successful pre-Thanksgiving event to fill the shelves at FAITH Food Pantry. 

Between the two locations, firefighters collected 47 turkeys and 7 hams, filled 90 boxes with miscellaneous donations, and received $1,811 in donations. 


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Remember, in the event of an emergency call 911.

For Routine Calls our main station can be reached at 203-270-4392. The station is not manned 24/7 so leave a message if you get our voicemail. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

2-Car MVA On Berkshire Road

Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance were dispatched at 07:48 for a reported two-vehicle MVA with injuries on Berkshire Road near Skidmore Lane.

NVAC arrived on the scene and confirmed minor injuries, and advised SHVFR that fluids were in the roadway.

Sandy Hook First Assistant Chief Andy Ryan arrived soon after and confirmed the scene. Engine 441 also responded with a crew.

Firefighters applied Speedi-Dri to the road, and swept up additional debris before one of the vehicles was towed.

They also assisted with traffic, diverting westbound Berkshire Road traffic around the scene while keeping eastbound traffic moving near the scene.

One driver was transported to the hospital BLS. The other was checked for injuries but did not need transport.

Sandy Hook cleared at 08:29.