Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company is an all volunteer agency. We provide support to the rest of the fire companies within the town of Newtown and through mutual aid agreements to surrounding communities. We have two stations equipped with apparatus to respond quickly.
Our main station is at 18-20 Riverside Road, and our substation is at 249 Berkshire Road (Route 34). We have nine pieces of apparatus that are ready to respond to any emergency: a 75-foot Quint, three pumpers, two tankers, one rescue, one brush truck, a quad, and an OIC vehicle.
Our fire department is led into action by Chief Bill Halstead. He has been chief since 1978 and a member since 1965. We currently have over 60 active, support and life members; officers and firefighters participating in the 2015 Newtown Labor Day Parade are pictured above. We also have a Junior Corps and Ladies Auxiliary who support the fire company.
August 12, 2021: Burlington Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Colin McFadden, 26, died after falling ill while at the scene of a three-alarm structure fire.
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