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A REMINDER THIS WINTER SEASON:
Most fireplace and chimney fires 
are caused by creosote buildup,
and CAN BE PREVENTED
by REGULAR CLEANING

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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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News Headlines
Sun. Feb 11th 2018
Hook & Ladder firefighters hosted Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue firefighters on Sunday for the first of at least three training sessions for the two companies being planned for this year.Hook & Ladder Firefighter Mike McCarthy led the training, which covered ice water rescues.The gr...
Sun. Jan 14th 2018
Sandy Hook firefighters spent Sunday morning and early afternoon at the Town of Newtown Public Works garage, where they went over the tools needed to do a bailout and then practiced that skill.Flash Fire Industries provided the training, with owner Dan Gordon and employee Joe Arnson working with tho...
Mon. Dec 18th 2017
Thank you to everyone who has shared photos of their Christmas trees in their new homes. We had a very good weekend. As of this morning, there are just a few dozen trees remaining at our main station. Firefighters will be at our main station by chance during the day this week, and from 6 t...
Fri. Dec 8th 2017
As SHVFR heads into the second weekend in December, the third full weekend of the 17th annual tree sale fundraiser, some of our customers have shared photos of their trees once they have set them up.Tree Sale Chair Mike Burton reports that 440 trees have been sold, out of the 800 trees that were del...
Mon. Nov 27th 2017
The night after firefighters from all five companies combined efforts to battle a fire in Sandy Hook's district, members from all of the town's companies again convened, this time for training.A representative from All-Star met firefighters at the Public Works garage, where he spent tim...
Recent Calls
Tue. Jan 23rd 2018
Monroe's fire chief located a chimney fire inside Sandy Hook's district on January 23, after a caller reported heavy smoke just east of the Sandy Hook/Newtown-Monroe town line. Sandy Hook, Hook & Ladder and Botsford were dispatched at 13:51 to 242 Berkshire Road for a reported chimn...
Wed. Jan 10th 2018
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue led the response to a structure fire at 27 Charter Ridge Wednesday night, after the homeowner called dispatch and reported heavy smoke in the basement of their home. Firefighters were dispatched at 18:59. The residents of the home were able to safely leave the residence ...
Mon. Jan 8th 2018
Sandy Hook firefighters were dispatched at 2:40 am for a fully involved house fire at 5 Bungalow Terrace. Chief Bill Halstead arrived on scene and confirmed heavy fire showing. Newtown Hook & Ladder, Botsford Fire, Hawleyville Fire and Dodgingtown Fire assisted. Newtown Ambulance also respo...
Sat. Dec 9th 2017
Sandy Hook was dispatched to I-84 East just prior to the Rochambeau Bridge/town line at 6:12 Saturday morning, for a reported tractor-trailer rollover. Firefighters were advised that the tractor had been loaded with approximately 5,000 chickens at the time of the crash. The company was also advised ...
Sun. Nov 26th 2017
Sandy Hook, Botsford, Hook & Ladder and Hawleyville for RIT were dispatched to the area of Berkshire Road near Fir Tree at 13:14 Sunday afternoon after callers began contacting dispatch about heavy smoke in the area.Sandy Hook Chief Bill Halstead arrived on the scene at 13:19 and reported fire s...
Always Remember

January 6, 2018: Philadelphia Fire Department Engine 45/Platoon A Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau, 42, died of injuries suffered as a result of interior structural collapse of rowhouse during structure fire. 

Forest Fire Danger Level

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Daily Forest Fire Danger Report.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sandy Hook Vol. 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.

Move Right For Blue Light

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.

 

Patches

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

Purchase Reflective Signs

 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. 

Reflective signs are available from Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

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.

The Fireman's Prayer
A Fireman's Prayer
 
When I am called to duty, God
Wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and
Protect his property.
And if according to my fate
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife. 
Upcoming Events
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Sun. Mar 11th 2018
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Contact Information
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue
18-20 Riverside Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Non-Emergency: 203-270-4392
Emergency: 911
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