Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue sends condolences
to the family and friends of Life Member George Mattegat,
who died on January 6.
He will be missed.
Thank you to everyone who joined SHVFR
in saying Good-Bye to George Mattegat Sr
during the calling hours on January 13, 2017,
and his funeral service on January 14, 2017.

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.

News Headlines
Sat. Jan 14th 2017
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company said Good-Bye to one of its own this week, after George Mattegat Sr died on January 6, 2017, of injuries suffered during an accident near his home a week earlier.George had been a member of Sandy Hook Vol. Fire & Rescue for decades, and served in various capa...
Mon. Nov 28th 2016
Firefighter Pete Barresi and Probationary Member Craig Kampmier spent part of their Monday morning at Wesley Learning Center, offering an overview of some fire safety tips and then a look at one of Sandy Hook's engines during a Fire Prevention presentation.The two first spent time inside the sch...
Fri. Nov 25th 2016
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue members assembled at their main station at 0730 on Friday, November 25 — for some, just hours after having gone to sleep following Thanksgiving celebrations — to begin unpacking and setting up the inventory for the company's annual Christmas Tre...
Sat. Nov 19th 2016
Firefighters from all five of Newtown's volunteer companies spent up to six hours participating in the annual Fill The Fire Truck collection, an event that helps restock one of the town's two food pantries just before Thanksgiving.Members of Hawleyville, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook were...
Sat. Nov 12th 2016
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue presented its Second Annual Bourbon Tasting & Food Pairing event on Saturday, November 12. Nearly 50 guests joined company members -- and Bourbon Tasting Committee Mike Burton, Ryan Clark and Matt Dobson -- for an evening that included hors d'oeuvres and cocktail...
Recent Calls
Fri. Nov 4th 2016
Sandy Hook and Hook & Ladder were dispatched to the back parking lot of Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, at 0705, for a reported car fire.Initial responders used the main entrance of the school when locating the vehicle, which was fully engulfed by the time the first firefighter arrived o...
Sun. Oct 16th 2016
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance were dispatched at 15:02 to the area of 118 Berkshire Road on a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries. The accident involved a four-door sedan and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It appeared the car had been trav...
Tue. Oct 11th 2016
Four people were displaced following a structure fire on Sunnyview Terrace, a terciary road that runs parallel Sandy Hook's main station. Sandy Hook, Botsford, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder were all dispatched to 23 Sunnyview Terrace at 11:09 am, after a residents of that home repo...
Fri. Sep 23rd 2016
Sandy Hook and Hook & Ladder firefighters responded to I-84 East between Exits 10 and 11 following a dispatch at 16:11 for a reported car fire.Assistant Chief Anthony Capozziello arrived on the scene at 16:15 and reported a vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The driver of ...
Sat. Aug 13th 2016
An attached garage at a home in the Shade Rest of Sandy Hook was heavily damaged by a fire midday Saturday, August 13, one of the hottest and most humid days so far this year.Firefighters from Sandy Hook, Hook & Ladder and Hawleyville were dispatched at 12:20 to 9 Overlook Knoll shortly aft...
Always Remember

February 7, 2016: Paugassett Hook & Ladder Co No 4 (Derby, CT ) Past Chief and longtime member James J. Butler, 50, fell ill after responding to a fire call at a local restaurant

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.



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



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
Every 1st Tuesday
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Every 1st Monday
Every 3rd Monday
Mon. Jan 23rd 2017
Sun. Feb 12th 2017
Mon. Feb 27th 2017
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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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